Developer Tea

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Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence. With over 7 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), CTO at Whiteboard. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

Episode Date
We Become What We Get Used To
00:12:53
In today's episode, we're talking about how you get used to something over time. More specifically we talk about how our normalcies are created.
Jun 20, 2018
Breaking Out of Incremental Thinking
00:12:12
In today's episode, we're talking about breaking the habit of incremental progress. How can we step away from solving the problems that are right in front of us and dig deeper into the core of a problem?
Jun 18, 2018
Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 2)
00:37:23
On this show, we often talk about breaking a problem down into smaller tasks, and in today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Ofstad, who a co-founder of Airtable. Airtable is the future of data management, specifically spreadsheet data management, and in part two of this two-part episode, we discuss some of the learnings Andrew has discovered along his journey into Airtable.
Jun 13, 2018
Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 1)
00:41:18
On this show, we often talk about breaking a problem down into smaller tasks, and in today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Ofstad, who a co-founder of Airtable. Airtable is the future of data management, specifically spreadsheet data management, and in part one of a two-part episode, we discuss how Andrew got into it and where it's going. If you're listening to this episode be sure to tune in to part 2, coming out later this week.
Jun 11, 2018
Treating Time Seriously
00:17:54
Take a moment to think about what time it is. In today's episode, we're going to talk about how time matters to the work you do.
Jun 08, 2018
What You Get Wrong About Productivity - A Humanist Approach
00:17:40
How do you set yourself up for a productive day? That's what we're going to be talking about in today's episode and how we can use our own motivations to get us through some of the harder parts in our day.
Jun 06, 2018
Debugging With Isolation & Modularity
00:13:47
One of the skills that you'll always need to get better at is debugging. Today, we're getting extremely practical and talking about how debugging is an incredibly complex thing that developers have to do and how we can get better.
Jun 04, 2018
Future Thinking & Imagination Barriers
00:15:59
When was the last time you slowed down your thinking to focus a little further out. Today, we're going to focus on our fears and anxieties about our future selves and use that to help us do our current work well.
Jun 01, 2018
Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 2)
00:45:24
On this show, you know we talk about psychology quite a bit and today we sat down with Jon Yobonski to talk about LawsofUX.com and other practical phycological principles. In the second part of this two-part interview with Jon, we talk about LawsofUX.com, Jacob's Law and how Jon goes from development to design using these principles.
May 30, 2018
Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 1)
00:39:50
On this show, you know we talk about psychology quite a bit and today we sat down with Jon Yobonski to talk about Laws of UX.com and other practical phycological principles. In the first part of this two-part interview with Jon, we talk about LawsofUX.com and how Jon goes from development to design using these principles.
May 28, 2018
Obligations and the Consequence of Assumptions
00:17:17
Do you ever get the sense that your day is planned for you? In today's episode, we're talking about how much we believe our days are controlled by us vs. controlled by decisions we've made in the past.
May 25, 2018
Motivation Batching
00:08:14
Take a moment to take a few breaths. That's what we're talking about in today's episode, taking a moment to appreciate the time you live in and how far you've come as a person and a developer.
May 23, 2018
3 Habits of Learning Developers
00:19:51
Becoming a great developer comes with practice and observation. Today, we're going to talk about developing long-term learning habits of developers and ways that you can evaluate the health of your learning environments.
May 21, 2018
Write the Code You Wish You Had
00:08:07
How do you write beautiful code? This is an age-old question for developers and in today's episode, we're going to talk about different techniques to come out of a coding session feeling confident and happy with your work.
May 18, 2018
Problem Solving Series #4: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
00:16:27
Perhaps you've faced the problem where something works perfecting fine on your device but broken for someone else. Today, we're talking about ways to signal yourself when you're in these situations through inductive and deductive reasoning.
May 16, 2018
Problem Solving Series #3: Perspective Shifts
00:16:14
Have you ever tried to understand what a 4th dimension would feel like? In today's episode, we're going to be talking about gaining new perspectives and why it's so hard.
May 14, 2018
Problem Solving Series #2: Reframing
00:15:35
What is your most memorable de-bugging session? Today, we're talking about fixing our losses by reframing our situations.
May 11, 2018
Avoiding Dogmatic Protocol
00:18:16
If you've ever lived in a dorm room, then you've probably heard of the furniture company - IKEA. Its affordable furniture that comes unassembled and building furniture gives you a feeling of accomplishment or frustration depending on how well the furniture was packaged or instructions were written. That's what we're talking about in today's episode - technical protocols and how to develop a good protocol.
May 09, 2018
Problem Solving Series #1: Starting By Making It Worse
00:14:12
It's not an easy task to describe what you do as a software developer to a non-technical person. A blanket description is to tell non-technical people that we "solve problems". That's what we're talking about in today's episode and we'll explore different strategies to solve problems we face as developers.
May 07, 2018
Secondary Tools
00:18:29
Take a moment to think about the tools you use to do your development work? What text editor are you using? Which web browser are you defaulting to? In today's episode, we're talking about tools that you could be using or already are using and intentions we can put in place to make them better.
May 04, 2018
Randomizing live w/ Max Hawkins (Part 2)
00:37:12
What is your plan for today? Where are you going to go and what people are you going to interact with? A lot of the decisions we make become automatic. That's what we're talking about today with Max Hawkins. Max was also on NPR's Invisibilia podcast and we reference his episode a few times in this part 2 of our conversation with Max as well as the part 1 episode.
May 02, 2018
Interview w/ Max Hawkins (Part 1)
00:46:06
What is your plan for today? Where are you going to go and what people are you going to interact with? A lot of the decisions we make become automatic. That's what we're talking about today with Max Hawkins. Max was also on NPR's Invisibilia podcast and we reference his episode a few times in this part 1 episode and the part 2 episode.
Apr 30, 2018
Subtractive Thinking
00:18:00
What is on your mind? Today we are talking about ways we can inspect our default state of mind.
Apr 27, 2018
Fear, Change & Instincts
00:15:46
Think about the last 5....20 and 100 days. If you're like most people then most of those days had one thing in common that you can draw a line between and say you repeated. Today, we're talking about the daily things that we have control over, how we cultivate habit and how we can change our habits.
Apr 25, 2018
Zero Dead Ends - Why Complaining Can Hold You Back
00:15:30
If you've ever known a small child, then you've probably noticed that when they get hurt, they react by running to an adult for consolation. We'd like to think that we grow out of this as adults, but we need to be taught to manage a situation. Today, we're talking about the concept of being a tattletale and knowing when it's helpful and when it's hurtful.
Apr 23, 2018
2 Reasons Your Habits Aren't Sticking
00:13:40
The episode wraps up our week of practical applications. In today's episode, we're talking about why we don't pick up a new tool, keep our documentation up to date, and why we're not following New Year's resolutions. More broadly put, we're talking about habits. Why some stick and why others don't.
Apr 20, 2018
3 Ways to Better Cultivate Coworker Connections
00:18:15
This week we're talking about practical things and today we're talking about 3 psychological realities that can help you connect better with your coworkers.
Apr 18, 2018
4 Code Smells (And How to Fix Them)
00:22:22
This week we're going to get very practical. Today we're talking about identifying code smells (very common ones) and a few ways to fix them.
Apr 16, 2018
4 Principles of Great Learners
00:20:21
What do great learners have in common? In today's episode we're talking about are the common factors of successful people and what we can learn from their experiences.
Apr 13, 2018
Slow Down on Your Quest for Happiness
00:22:35
Do you know what makes you happy? In today's episode we're talking about what it means to be happy and how to connect to our happiness when it changes from moment to moment
Apr 11, 2018
Fixing Fear: A Heuristic for Maintainable Code
00:12:27
What does it mean to write good code? In today's episode we're answering this question with the use of a heuristic.
Apr 09, 2018
Creating Consensus, Defeating Bias and Getting Better
00:21:40
Biases are going to change the way you view statistics. In today's episode we're talking about different ways you can work around your biases.
Apr 06, 2018
Broken Brains Take On Statistics
00:18:33
Today we're talking about ways that we exacerbate ways of seeing things clearly. More specifically we're determining how to uncover truth as it relates to our surroundings, or inspection.
Apr 04, 2018
More Misunderstood Truths About Statistics
00:20:32
We've established that statistics are useful and more relevant in our day-to-day work life, but how do statistics effect our personal selves? In Today's episode we're talking about what statistics mean for our personal selves.
Apr 02, 2018
Misunderstood Truths About Statistics (Part 1)
00:16:51
What makes discussions about statistics sound cold? In today's episode we're breaking down the etymology of statistics, how it's evolved over the years and how we can make better decisions based on real statistics.
Mar 30, 2018
Why Most People Fail at Fixing Operations
00:11:20
How is it that we know the right things to do but often don't do them? In today's episode we'll be discussing internal operations that are so clearly correct but sometimes we fail to do it.
Mar 28, 2018
2 Structured Thinking Methods For Problem Solving
00:16:07
No matter what problem you're trying to solve, if you can create a structure to approach the problem you'll be faster at solving it. Today, I'll be sharing with you two strategies to help you structure your problem solving practice.
Mar 26, 2018
3x3: Three Habits for Mental Hygiene
00:23:55
Most of us grow up learning skills to help us take care of things. Unfortunately we are not often taught how to keep our minds clear. In today's episode we're talking about ways to regularly help reduce our stress and maintain a healthy mindset.
Mar 23, 2018
3x3: Three Questions to Help You Uncover Your Short Term Purpose
00:13:35
Today's episode is all about the "now" that will lead you into the future. You may have grand visions of what happens in 10 years or even 20 years down the road, but what about today? How can you connect your purpose to today?
Mar 21, 2018
3X3: Three Questions To Get Unstuck On Big Problems
00:12:20
Today's episode is about big problems. The kind that aren't answered simply or in a few words, but rather with a cascade of actions. How can you get unstuck on big problems?
Mar 19, 2018
Setting Better Problem Solving Parameters
00:11:32
What do grocery lists have in common with solving problems? As it turns out, quite a lot. In today's episode, we discuss solving problems by using parameters more effectively.
Mar 16, 2018
3 Problems Every Developer Will Face
00:29:29
Every industry has its problems, and this is also true for developers and the people in that industry. In today's episode we're talking about three problems developers face in this industry
Mar 14, 2018
Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Learn More Intentionally
00:14:54
How would you go about discovering if you actually learned something you wanted to learn? Today's episode is about evaluating whether or not you've learned something and how to shape your learning process.
Mar 12, 2018
Better 1-on-1s With This Simple Question
00:10:14
In today's episode we're talking about leadership and having better 1-on-1s with our leaders.
Mar 09, 2018
How Our Tools Shape Us
00:15:54
Basically everything you interact with is a tool. How does this shape you? How does it shape your evolution and learning? We'll talk about how you can pick your tools better in this episode.
Mar 07, 2018
Delayed Pain
00:14:42
You've probably heard of delayed gratification? In today's episode we're talking about what we're willing to pay for gratifications now vs in the future and how to use the tendency to want immediate gratification to our advantage.
Mar 05, 2018
Improvisational Problem Solving Based on Characteristics
00:09:53
In today's episode, we'll talk about working with what you've got to solve a problem.
Mar 02, 2018
Accepting The Unexpected
00:16:15
In today's episode, we talk about preparing for the unexpected. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.
Feb 28, 2018
Asking "Dumb" Questions
00:12:42
In today's episode, we'll discuss how important "dumb" questions can be. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.
Feb 26, 2018
The Importance of Mental Models
00:14:07
How is it that we can make so many decisions in a day? Today we're going to talk about what it means to have a mental model.
Feb 23, 2018
Actions As Objects
00:16:09
Take a minute to think about the last big bug you worked on and how you felt....today we're talking about a way to track down bugs and solving long, drawn out debugging sessions.
Feb 21, 2018
What Are You Creating?
00:19:09
In today's episode, we talk about the ripple effects of the work you do.
Feb 19, 2018
Thinking, Acting & Marshmallows
00:11:01
In today's episode, we discuss how experimenting can be more beneficial than thinking.
Feb 16, 2018
Olympics, Statistics & Raising Your Average Performance
00:16:54
In today's episode, we talk about a statistical phenomenon that might change the way you think about comebacks and falling stars.
Feb 14, 2018
Project-Oriented Mindset
00:11:32
In today's episode, we talk about a way to avoid feeling like you're just working on an endless list of tasks.
Feb 12, 2018
Research Bias (Part 3)
00:14:53
In today's episode, we discuss more research biases that can lead you down the road of bad decisions and bad information.
Feb 09, 2018
Research Bias (Part 2)
00:17:22
When does bias begin? We know that bias begins way in advance of your research starting and that's what we'll be talking about in today's episode.
Feb 07, 2018
Research Bias (Part 1)
00:18:45
In today's episode, we start a discussion about the authority and persuasive ability of research and how bias can have major effects without us realizing it.
Feb 05, 2018
The Detriments of Social Comparisons
00:17:57
In today's episode, we discuss the potential detriments of over-comparing yourself to others.
Feb 02, 2018
Your Brain Might Betray You
00:18:55
Your brain is your ally, and your enemy. This contentious relationship can make for some difficult experiences, and it makes sense for you to be aware of that reality. We'll discuss ways your brain might betray you in this episode.
Jan 31, 2018
Your Brain is Non-Linear
00:14:30
Action is non-linear. We'll break that down in today's episode, and explain how not understanding this core reality can lead to FOMO and impostor's syndrome.
Jan 29, 2018
3 Times When More Code Means Better Code
00:12:25
Usually, less code is better code. Refactoring usually looks best when lines of code are deleted and replaced with simpler solutions. However, sometimes more code is actually the best answer. In this episode, we talk about three times when that is true.
Jan 26, 2018
Our Imagined Fictions
00:14:51
Your imagination is powerful but sometimes it can lead us down a wrong direction. Today we're talking about fictions we create for ourselves, it's power and sometimes debilitating effects.
Jan 24, 2018
Bringing Your Whole Self to Work
00:10:27
In today's episode, we'll be discussing the importance of a holistic approach to working.
Jan 22, 2018
How Can We Be Wrong...Without Knowing It?
00:10:26
In what ways are you wrong? In today's episode we'll be continuing our discussion on perception and the ways in which we are wrong is an important question to ask ourselves.
Jan 19, 2018
Your Angle of Approach in Problem Solving
00:07:34
Ever had a brain block? How can you overcome that? In Today's episode we're talking about angles of approach in problem solving.
Jan 17, 2018
The Perception Principle
00:08:25
What does it mean to be wrong? Specifically what does it mean when our opinions are wrong? In Today's episode we're talking about differences in perceptions, what happens when we're wrong and the anxiety and behavioral psychology that's involved.
Jan 15, 2018
Deconstructing The Lies We Tell Ourselves
00:19:02
Today's episode is a principles episode. We're talking about how you can be more truthful with yourself. How can you identify what you believe about yourself, and redirect the lies we tell ourselves.
Jan 12, 2018
Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 2)
00:33:21
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Shinkle, Director of Innovation at SEP. I believe today's episode is one of the most important interviews I've done to date, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.
Jan 10, 2018
Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 1)
00:36:17
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Shinkle, Director of Innovation at SEP. I believe today's episode is one of the most important interviews I've done to date, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.
Jan 08, 2018
Finding Perspective in 2018
00:15:36
Today's episode is a re-air of a discussion we had in 2017 about finding your perspective.
Jan 05, 2018
Re-Air: The Anatomy of Change
00:19:26
In today's episode, we're talking about the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. This will help you understand the different stages you go through when making a resolution to shift your behavior.
Jan 03, 2018
Setting The Course For 2018
00:16:02
In today's episode, we will look ahead to 2018 and discuss the future of Developer Tea. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners!
Dec 29, 2017
2017 Year End Recap
00:20:49
In today's episode, we will recap what happened in 2017 on Developer Tea. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Dec 27, 2017
Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 2)
00:51:13
In today's episode, I talk with Elena Grewal, head of data science at Airbnb. We cover a wide variety of topics, so make sure you catch the first part of this interview as well! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Dec 20, 2017
Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 1)
00:22:17
In today's episode, I talk with Elena Grewal, head of data science at Airbnb. We cover a wide variety of topics, so make sure you catch the second episode in this interview as well! Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Dec 18, 2017
3X3: Anti-Resolutions To Kick Off Your 2018
00:20:14
In today's episode, I give you 3 anti-resolutions to start out your 2018 planning. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Dec 15, 2017
3X3: Questions that Could Change the Way You Think
00:18:49
It's 3X3 Week! All week we'll be covering three tips to make you a stronger developer. Today's episode we cover three simple questions you can ask yourself that might change the way you think.
Dec 13, 2017
3X3: Fallacies to Avoid as a Developer
00:25:14
It's 3X3 Week! All week we'll be covering three tips to make you a stronger developer. Today's episode we cover three biases that you need to protect yourself from as a developer.
Dec 11, 2017
Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 2)
00:30:49
In today's episode, I interview Joshua Aziz from TransferWise. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Dec 08, 2017
Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 1)
00:36:22
In today's episode, I interview Joshua Aziz from TransferWise. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Dec 06, 2017
The Power of A Question
00:13:04
In today's episode, we discuss the power of inquiry and Socratic question oriented thinking. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Dec 04, 2017
Practical Advice for Changing Your Habits
00:14:20
In today's episode, we discuss some practical advice for habit change. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Dec 01, 2017
How A Text Message Can Trigger Behavior Change
00:15:13
In today's episode, we continue talking about behavior change. This time, we're discussing how a simple reminder can make a huge difference. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Nov 29, 2017
Inspiring Stories From Listeners - Basil's Story
00:14:43
In today's episode, we hear an inspiring story from listener Basil. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Nov 27, 2017
Interview Week: First Impressions
00:16:44
In today's episode, we continue interview week by talking about the importance and psychology of first impressions. Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!
Nov 24, 2017
Interview Week: Characteristics of Growth Oriented Questions
00:14:26
In today's episode, we continue interview week by talking about growth oriented questions. Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!
Nov 22, 2017
Interview Week: Heather Asks a Question About Dev Ops
00:15:02
In today's episode, we kick off interview week by talking about Heather's question about moving into devops from her current position. Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!
Nov 20, 2017
"Mindful Distractions" - Focus Week Listener Question
00:17:12
In today's episode, we continue Focus Week by answering a listener question about participating in mindful distractions. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Nov 17, 2017
Focus Week: 3 Focus Factors
00:20:49
In today's episode, we continue Focus Week by discussing factors that contribute to focus. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Nov 15, 2017
Focus Week: Deconstructing Distractions
00:14:44
In today's episode, we kick off Focus Week by talking about ways you can better attack your distractions through destructuring. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Nov 13, 2017
3x3: Morning Routine Tasks Every Developer Should Do
00:20:30
In today's episode, we conclude the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 morning routine tasks every developer can benefit from. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Nov 10, 2017
3x3: 3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Resumé In Just 10 Minutes
00:19:35
In today's episode, we continue the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 things you can do to improve your resumé, quickly. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Nov 08, 2017
3x3: The 3 Things you Shouldn't Be Doing As A Developer
00:21:47
In today's episode, we kick off the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 things you shouldn't be doing. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Nov 06, 2017
The Future (and Past) of Legal for Developers w/Gary Nissenbaum (part 2)
00:51:49
In today's episode, we start a discussion about the legal implications of the new digital age with my guest, Gary D. Nissenbaum. You can see Gary's firm and check out the services they provide at gdnlaw.com - thanks to Gary for joining me on the show! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Nov 03, 2017
The Future (and Past) of Legal for Developers w/Gary Nissenbaum (part 1)
00:46:13
In today's episode, we start a discussion about the legal implications of the new digital age with my guest, Gary D. Nissembaum. You can see Gary's firm and check out the services they provide at gdnlaw.com - thanks to Gary for joining me on the show! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Nov 01, 2017
Interviewer's Wishes with Jason Vasquez (Part 2)
00:26:08
Today's episode is all about the environments we work in and the skills that contribute beyond the code. Jason Vasquez, CTO at Developertown, joins me as a guest. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Oct 30, 2017
Working Environment and Secondary Skills w/ Jason Vasquez (Part 1)
00:51:07
Today's episode is all about the environments we work in and the skills that contribute beyond the code. Jason Vasquez, CTO at Developertown, joins me as a guest. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Oct 27, 2017
Your Interview is Tomorrow? Here's Some Last Minute Advice
00:31:01
In today's episode we discuss a few pieces of advice for your upcoming interview.
Oct 25, 2017
How To Navigate Communication Problems - Listener Question from Enrico
00:19:55
In today's episode, Enrico asks about how to navigate situations where other people don't seem to understand him. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Oct 23, 2017
Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 2)
00:30:42
In today's episode, I talk with Kristen Gallagher about HR. This isn't the boring stuff you think when you first hear the term human resources; we talk about how HR can help teams work better together. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Oct 20, 2017
Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 1)
00:39:29
In today's episode, I talk with Kristen Gallagher about HR. This isn't the boring stuff you think when you first hear the term human resources; we talk about how HR can help teams work better together. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Oct 18, 2017
The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 2)
00:13:41
In today's episode, we talk about a habit that I believe anyone listening to this can benefit from: a morning/evening journal session. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Spec is here to help you level up as a developer, designer, or other digital creative producer. Check out the other shows and community by heading to spec.fm, and join the spec community at https://spectrum.chat!
Oct 16, 2017
The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 1)
00:09:51
In today's episode, we talk about a habit that I believe anyone listening to this can benefit from: a morning/evening journal session. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Spec is here to help you level up as a developer, designer, or other digital creative producer. Check out the other shows and community by heading to spec.fm, and join the spec community at https://spectrum.chat!
Oct 13, 2017
Interview with Mark Engelberg (Part 2)
00:51:54
In today's episode, I interview Mark Engelberg. Mark creates puzzle games, and most recently created the "CODE" series of games in collaboration with ThinkFun. Mark's insights into learning and teaching are fantastic. I hope you enjoy this episode! Today's episode is brought to you by Swiftype. Swiftype is an AI-powered search platform that delivers fast, relevant and customizable search results for websites, applications and businesses. Swiftype's suite of products have revolutionized the way people find information across their organization and on public facing websites. Integrate easily with tools like GitHub, JIRA, Confluence, Dropbox, and more for even better searching power. To learn more about Swiftype Search or for a free trial, visit https://swiftype.com/developertea today!
Oct 11, 2017
Puzzle Games with Mark Engelberg (Part 1)
00:58:18
In today's episode, I interview Mark Engelberg. Mark creates puzzle games, and most recently created the "CODE" series of games in collaboration with ThinkFun. Mark's insights into learning and teaching are fantastic. I hope you enjoy this episode! Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Oct 09, 2017
The 3 Steps in the Cycle of Technological Abstraction
00:17:40
In today's episode, we discuss the cycle of abstraction, and how you can use abstraction to create new and unique value. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Oct 06, 2017
DCR: Traits of Being A Great Developer (Recap)
00:22:04
In today's episode, we conclude the DCR Traits of a Great Developer series with a review of all of the traits we've discussed. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Oct 04, 2017
DCR - Bravery
00:14:48
In today's episode, we continue the DCR traits of a great developer. Today's trait is bravery. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Oct 02, 2017
DCR: Ownership Level Responsibility
00:12:25
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on having an ownership level of responsibility. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Sep 29, 2017
DCR: Open Minded Curiosity
00:14:44
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on cultivating your curiosity. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Sep 27, 2017
DCR: Growth Mindset
00:14:38
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 In this episode, we're talking about having a Growth Mindset. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
Sep 25, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Model (Deep Dive)
00:18:42
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
Sep 22, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Expert
00:14:52
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on becoming a communications expert. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Sep 20, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Expanding Perspective
00:13:03
Today's episode is the next in the lineup of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on the ability to expand your perspective. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Sep 18, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Grit of a Scientist
00:14:51
In today's episode, we continue the DCR traits of a great developer. Today's trait is having the grit of a scientist. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Sep 15, 2017
DCR: Traits of A Great Developer - Humility
00:17:07
Today's episode is the first of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on the trait of humility. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Sep 13, 2017
Introspection - Part 2 - Why & Why Not
00:12:53
Today's episode is our second introspection episode - we'll be using values to ask ourselves two key questions about our decisions. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Sep 11, 2017
Introspection - Part 1 - Finding What You're Best At
00:19:49
In today's episode, we talk about finding what you are best at. In this episode, you'll explore this idea by asking some self-interrogation questions. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolbyios.
Sep 08, 2017
Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 2)
00:36:20
In today's episode, we talk with Rachel Nabors about her new book, course, and how to respond to rejection. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolby.
Sep 06, 2017
Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 1)
00:38:52
In today's episode, we talk with Rachel Nabors about her new book, course, and how to respond to rejection. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolbyios.
Sep 04, 2017
Mystery Voices
00:17:51
In today's episode, we talk about different kinds of "mystery voices" and how to avoid them. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolby.
Sep 01, 2017
Planning Series: Scaling and Detailing of Features
00:13:27
Today's episode is about scaling and detailing features, and is the first in a series of episodes about planning. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Aug 30, 2017
Learning Environment
00:15:48
In today's episode, we discuss what it takes to create a learning environment that can get your gears turning immediately. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Aug 28, 2017
Tips For Students (Re-Air)
00:15:29
In today's episode, I outline a few tips for students who are starting back to school. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
Aug 25, 2017
Listener Question: Michael Asks About Dev Bootcamps
00:10:57
In today's episode, I answer listener Michael's question regarding dev bootcamps. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
Aug 23, 2017
No More Launches
00:15:39
In today's episode, we talk about why "launch dates" can be detrimental to progress. Today's episode is sponsored by Flywheel Local. Stop debugging local environments and spend more time designing, developing, and launchingWordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!
Aug 21, 2017
Thinking in Intervals (Re-Air)
00:10:38
In today's episode, we talk about thinking in intervals. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Aug 18, 2017
Minimum Viable Prioritization (Re-Air)
00:19:04
In today's episode, we talk about minimum viable prioritization. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Aug 16, 2017
Plato's Cave and Defeating Biases
00:14:56
In today's episode, we talk about what you can see - and what you cannot. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Aug 14, 2017
Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 2)
00:30:25
In today's episode, I talk with one of the most influential voices in technology in the last 20 years - Kevin Kelly. Kevin is the author of "What Technology Wants" and "The Inevitable", co-founded Wired magazine, and is now leading the charge of optimism as it relates to the future. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
Aug 11, 2017
Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 1)
00:30:08
In today's episode, I talk with one of the most influential voices in technology in the last 20 years - Kevin Kelly. Kevin is the author of "What Technology Wants" and "The Inevitable", co-founded Wired magazine, and is now leading the charge of optimism as it relates to the future. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
Aug 09, 2017
Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 2)
00:47:12
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Ferdinandi! Check out his stuff at gomakethings.com Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Aug 07, 2017
Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 1)
00:40:58
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Ferdinandi! Check out his stuff at gomakethings.com Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Aug 04, 2017
3 Lessons of Productivity
00:19:11
Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Aug 02, 2017
Idea Portfolio
00:22:55
In today's episode, we talk about building and managing an idea portfolio in your organization. Today's episode is sponsored by Flywheel Local. Stop debugging local environments and spend more time designing, developing, and launchingWordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!
Jul 31, 2017
Listener Question: Simon Asks About Over-Positivity
00:23:50
Today's episode is sponsored by Flywheel Local. Stop debugging local environments and spend more time designing, developing, and launchingWordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!
Jul 28, 2017
Iterative Learning
00:21:07
In today's episode, we discuss the importance of applying iteration to learning. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jul 26, 2017
Strong Opinions Weakly Held
00:11:43
In today's episode, we talk about a simple concept of being willing to let go of your opinions, while not watering them down. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jul 24, 2017
Aesthetic Aha
00:13:52
In today's episode, we talk about why kids love to watch the same movies over and over, and how you can learn from this behavior to improve your career (seriously!). Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jul 21, 2017
Listener Question: Daw Chih asks About Over Execution
00:17:56
In today's episode, I answer listener question from Daw Chih about over-execution. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jul 19, 2017
The Value of The Third Option
00:17:21
In today's episode, we talk about how important a third option can be in decisionmaking processes. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jul 17, 2017
Turbulence (Re-Airing)
00:07:37
In today's episode, we discuss once again the concept of turbulence and fortitude. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jul 14, 2017
Don't Throw It Over the Wall
00:10:35
In today's episode, we talk about a specific type of collaboration, and a pitfall most development and design teams end up falling into. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jul 12, 2017
Interview with David Hoffeld (part 2)
00:40:32
I'm joined by author David Hoffeld in today's episode to talk about the topic of science and how it affects the sales process. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jul 10, 2017
Interview with David Hoffeld (part 1)
00:37:32
I'm joined by author David Hoffeld in today's episode to talk about the topic of science and how it affects the sales process. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jul 07, 2017
Listener Question: Andy Asks About His Degree in Mechatronics
00:19:17
Is a degree in mechatronics worth it? (Also, what is mechatronics?) Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jul 05, 2017
The Messaging Paradigm (re-air)
00:10:42
Jul 03, 2017
Baby Announcement
00:02:31
Jun 28, 2017
Atomic Words
00:15:07
In today's episode, we talk aboit disambiguation and using clear words during feedback sessions.
Jun 19, 2017
Spiral Learning
00:10:30
In today's episode, we talk about "Spiral Learning." Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jun 16, 2017
Listener Question: Joel Asks About Remote Work As A Junior Developer
00:20:50
What do you do when there are no jobs in your area and you're a developer with a family?
Jun 14, 2017
Interview with Tom Eich (part 2)
00:30:43
In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Eich, CTO at IDEO. Tom shares valuable insights in both parts of this interview, so be sure to subscribe in your podcasting application of choice!
Jun 12, 2017
Interview with Tom Eich (part 1)
00:27:50
In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Eich, CTO at Whiteboard. Tom shares valuable insights in both parts of this interview, so be sure to subscribe in your podcasting application of choice!
Jun 10, 2017
Creating New Understanding Through Synonyms
00:11:17
In today's episode, we talk about creating useful substitutions through a process of forcing synonyms. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jun 07, 2017
Failure Rates, Machine Learning, and You
00:10:28
In today's episode, we talk about a truth of machine learning, and learning in general. I hope you walk away feeling more confident and less afraid of failure. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Jun 05, 2017
Anonymous Listener Question: Cowboy Coders
00:27:04
In today's episode, we talk about cowboy coding, and how to deal with a legacy project primarily managed by cowboy coders. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Jun 02, 2017
Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 2)
00:12:56
In today's episode, we talk about a principle of project planning that you can use to help deal with uncertainty. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
May 31, 2017
Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 1)
00:13:02
In today's episode, we talk about a principle of project planning that you can use to help deal with uncertainty. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
May 29, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Marcus Morrison)
00:30:51
In today's episode, I talk with Marcus Morrison about his journey to becoming a CTO of a monthly subscription startup called Datebox. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
May 26, 2017
Squares Conference (Will Riley)
00:49:29
In today's episode, I talk with Will Riley from Flywheel about design systems, local development, teaching a workshop, and API design. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
May 24, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Noah Labhart)
00:33:46
In today's episode, I interview Noah Labhart, owner of Touchtap, a mobile development firm in Dallas, Texas. Check out Touchtap here: https://touchtap.io/ Noah and I discuss the value of learning a programming language you never plan to use, and much much more in this interview! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
May 22, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Anne Grundhoefer)
00:29:56
In today's episode, I interview Anne Grundhoefer. Anne spoke at Squares about design systems and the work she does at Projekt202 (https://projekt202.com/), and was kind enough to spend some time talking with me about that work as well. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
May 19, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 2
00:32:51
Today we continue the interview with Alex Zub, founder of Handsome. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
May 17, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 1
00:25:28
In today's episode, I talk with Alex Zub about starting a company, learning to speak english through video games, and lots more. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your iOS applications better at spec.fm/dolby.
May 15, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Aaron Irizarry)
00:37:23
In today's episode, I talk with Aaron Irizarry about what to do when your design and dev team starts to fall apart. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your iOS applications better at spec.fm/dolby.
May 12, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Aaron D. Campbell)
00:33:13
In today's episode, I interview WordPress security lead Aaron Campbell. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at spec.fm/dolby.
May 10, 2017
Job Descriptions vs. Job Realities
00:22:28
In today's episode, I talk about some differences between a typical job description versus realities you may actually experience. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby
May 08, 2017
Listener Question: David asks About How to Answer Tooling Questions
00:15:19
In today's episode, I answer listener David's question about how to answer questions from peers about tooling. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
May 05, 2017
Feedback Loops - The Smallest Unit of Learning
00:15:36
In today's episode, we talk about the importance of feedback loops. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
May 03, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 3 of 3)
00:37:20
In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview! Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
May 01, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 2 of 3)
00:34:59
In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Apr 28, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 1 of 3)
00:34:44
In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
Apr 26, 2017
Building Your Intuition
00:12:59
In today's episode we talk about intuition as the shared fluency for experts.
Apr 24, 2017
You Can't Control Random
00:12:40
In today's episode, we'll discuss the illusion of control, and why you can't control random.
Apr 21, 2017
Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 2)
00:44:00
In today's episode, I talk with Ben Halpern. You may know him from his tweets as @ThePracticalDev. Ben also is the founder of dev.to, a site for developers to share knowledge and culture with one another. Check out dev.to to learn a bit more about what Ben has created!
Apr 19, 2017
Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 1)
00:44:21
In today's episode, I talk with Ben Halpern. You may know him from his tweets as @ThePracticalDev. Ben also is the founder of dev.to, a site for developers to share knowledge and culture with one another. Check out dev.to to learn a bit more about what Ben has created!
Apr 17, 2017
A Simple Shift for Your Email Inbox Strategy
00:17:58
In today's episode, we'll be talking about a very simple shift for your emailing strategy.
Apr 14, 2017
Listener Question: How Do I stand Out as a Job Applicant?
00:12:32
In today's episode, we discuss Supui's question regarding how to stand out as an applicant. We reinforce some of the things we've discussed previously, and introduce some new ideas as well. Thanks to Supui for the question!
Apr 12, 2017
Listener Question: Jonathan Bocarra Asks About Content Generation and Baby Preparation
00:20:43
In today's episode, I answer listener Jonathan's question about getting ready for a baby, and simultaneously planning content.
Apr 10, 2017
How to Hire Well, Even When Limited by Company Policies
00:17:43
In today's episode, we talk about hiring in a constrained scenario.
Apr 07, 2017
Ep. 365 - Practical Ways to Jumpstart Brainstorming
00:20:01
Today is Developer Tea's 365th episode! In today's episode, we discuss some practical ways to get brainstorming jumpstarted. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Apr 05, 2017
Listener Question: Kan Asks About Creating Reliable Behavioral Systems
00:17:07
In today's episode, I answer a listener question about behavioral patterns. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Apr 03, 2017
This Mistake Could Be Killing Your Resumé
00:13:05
In today's episode, we'll talk about a mistake you may be making with your resumé (and how to avoid it). Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Mar 31, 2017
Why You Should Evaluate How You're Spending Your Mental Energy
00:10:03
In today's episode, we'll be talking about the importance of a simple step into mental awareness. The first step into mental awareness can change your behavior - that's exactly what we'll talk about in today's episode. Don't forget to sign up for Soft Skills Weekly at https://softskillsweekly.com!
Mar 29, 2017
One Super Simple Tactic to Regain Your Time
00:07:00
In today's episode, I discuss a simple way of regaining time in your day that has worked very well for me.
Mar 27, 2017
Using Substitute Questions to Gain a Better Perspective
00:17:17
In today's episode, we talk about using substitute questions to gain new and unique perspectives. Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher
Mar 24, 2017
Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 2)
00:49:22
In today's episode, I interview Brad Frost, known for coining the term "Atomic Design." Brad literally wrote the book on this subject, and now consults with companies on how to express their brand from language all the way down to the smallest piece of their UI. Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher
Mar 22, 2017
Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 1)
00:50:53
In today's episode, I interview Brad Frost, known for coining the term "Atomic Design." Brad literally wrote the book on this subject, and now consults with companies on how to express their brand from language all the way down to the smallest piece of their UI.
Mar 20, 2017
Listener Question: Can I Lead Remotely? (part 2)
00:13:58
In today's episode, I answer a listener question about whether or not it's possible to lead a team from a remote office. We go pretty in depth on this topic, and this is the second of two parts.
Mar 17, 2017
Listener Question: Can I Lead Remotely? (part 1)
00:19:03
In today's episode, I answer a listener question about whether or not it's possible to lead a team from a remote office. We go pretty in depth on this topic, and it will run over to a second part.
Mar 15, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 3 of 3)
00:53:59
In today's episode, I finish my interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM, http://starthere.fm and Director of Tech at Midroll. Make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss future interviews and content from Developer Tea! Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher
Mar 13, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 2 of 3)
00:31:40
In today's episode, I interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM. This interview is completely packed, so make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss the final part of the interview! Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at https://spec.fm/pusher
Mar 10, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 1 of 3)
00:28:28
In today's episode, I interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM. This interview is completely packed, so make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss the next part! Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at https://spec.fm/pusher
Mar 08, 2017
Don't Trust Your Friends
00:16:51
In today's episode, we'll discuss why your friends, coworkers, and others you spend a lot of time around may not always give you the greatest advice. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Mar 06, 2017
Not So Trivial: Things That Can Kill Your Focus
00:18:01
In today's episode, we talk about how even seemingly trivial things can be incredibly important for your focus. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Mar 03, 2017
How the First Guideline Changes Your Behavior Drastically
00:13:16
In today's episode, we talk about how even the first guideline can make a MASSIVE difference in your behavior. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Mar 01, 2017
Folklore In Your Code
00:13:26
In today's episode, we talk about a characteristic of code that should throw a warning flag: when you tell a story to describe your code. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Feb 27, 2017
System Vs. Will Power
00:10:12
In today's episode, we talk about the importance of systems over will-power, and how you can run on autopilot without experiencing the side effects of laziness.
Feb 24, 2017
Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part Two
00:39:18
Laurence Bradford and I finish up our conversation about the job market, knowing what you want to do, publishing, and many other topics relevant to the modern developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
Feb 22, 2017
Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part One
00:40:59
In today's episode, I interview Laurence Bradford. Laurence is the creator of Learn Code With Me. For the majority of this interview, we discuss the ambiguity and difficulty of the job market, and finding your way. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby
Feb 20, 2017
What it Means to Rush
00:12:40
In today's episode, we talk about what it means to rush, and what you can do to avoid it. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby
Feb 17, 2017
Listener Question: Harshitha Asks About Startups Vs. Personal Projects
00:18:10
In today's episode, we talk about creating effective communication protocols. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby
Feb 15, 2017
Create an Effective Communication Protocol With these Rules
00:20:57
In today's episode, we talk about creating effective communication protocols. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
Feb 13, 2017
Three Insights About Heuristics That Can Supercharge Your Decisionmaking
00:25:13
In today's episode, we talk about how you can use heuristics to make better, faster decisions. Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!
Feb 10, 2017
Code Review Excuses
00:24:34
In today's episode, I outline excuses people often use for not doing code reviews. Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!
Feb 08, 2017
Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 2)
00:44:46
In today's episode, I finish my interview with Lauren Cutrell. Lauren is the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard, and she also happens to be my wife! We talk about agile, scrum, and how to make those things simple for developers and clients. Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!
Feb 06, 2017
Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 1)
00:51:30
In today's episode, I interview Lauren Cutrell. Lauren is the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard, and she also happens to be my wife! We talk about agile, scrum, and how to make those things simple for developers and clients. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Feb 03, 2017
The Einstellung Effect
00:15:30
In today's episode, we talk about a phenomenon called the Einstellung Effect. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Feb 01, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 3 of 3)
01:15:58
In today's episode, I finish my interview with Kalid Azad! Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
Jan 30, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 2 of 3)
01:02:36
In today's episode, I interview a returning guest, Kalid Azad! Kalid is the creator of BetterExplained.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
Jan 27, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 1 of 3)
00:43:35
In today's episode, I interview a returning guest, Kalid Azad! Kalid is the creator of BetterExplained.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
Jan 25, 2017
Listener Question: Johannes Asks About Getting Hired in the United States
00:16:48
In today's episode, I answer Johannes question about his dream of working in a small agency in the states after graduating. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
Jan 23, 2017
3 Questions Your Should Be Asking Before Starting A Project
00:13:43
In today's episode, we ask 3 questions you should always ask before any project. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
Jan 20, 2017
Interview w/ Wes Bos (part 2)
00:35:07
In today's episode, I interview the creator of JavaScript30 and talented JavaScript developer Wes Bos. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jan 18, 2017
Interview w/ Wes Bos (Part 1)
00:26:05
In today's episode, I interview the creator of JavaScript30 and talented JavaScript developer Wes Bos. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jan 16, 2017
Prototyping A Pilot Project
00:14:41
In today's episode, we talk about prototypes, processes, and the intersection between the two. Sometimes to get something big done, you have to think small. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
Jan 13, 2017
Finding Your Perspective
00:17:24
In today's episode, we talk about gaining perspective by recognizing your own fallibility. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea" for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.
Jan 11, 2017
Understand Your Environment
00:22:08
In today's episode ,we discuss the importance of understanding various components of your environment. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce, the open source eCommerce solution! Get 25% off by goofing to http://spec.fm/woocommerce and use the code developertea.
Jan 09, 2017
Async Code & Promises
00:14:31
Today we talk about JavaScript's asynchronous abilities. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea" for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.
Jan 06, 2017
2 Years of Tea
00:17:33
Today, we celebrate two incredible years of Developer Tea! We're celebrating this year by launching a contest on CodePen. Listen for more details! Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea: for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.
Jan 04, 2017
The Anatomy of Change
00:22:26
In today's episode, we're talking about the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. This will help you understand the different stages you go through when making a resolution to shift your behavior. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea: for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.
Jan 02, 2017
Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 2)
00:49:43
In today's episode, we talk with Josh Muccio for part two of our interview about The Pitch. Make sure you catch part one!
Dec 30, 2016
Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 1)
00:38:36
In today's episode, I interview Josh Muccio, the creator of The Pitch (thepitch.fm).
Dec 28, 2016
How Time Affects Decisions
00:18:39
In today's episode, we discuss the different ways that time can affect our perception of our own knowledge, especially with relation to trusting that knowledge. Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!
Dec 19, 2016
Avoiding, "I Told You So"
00:24:29
In today's episode, we talk about avoiding the passive aggressive "I Told You So" conversations. Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!
Dec 16, 2016
Listener Question: Alex Asks About Getting Back Into The Game
00:23:55
In today's episode, Alex asks about getting back into development after a long hiatus. We discuss age discrimination and whether or not to put old experience on a brand new resumé. Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!
Dec 14, 2016
Lessons From The Lab
00:19:04
In today's episode, we discuss lessons we can learn from the lab. Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!
Dec 12, 2016
Listener Question: John Wood Asks About Looking for Development Jobs
00:23:35
In today's episode, I answer listener John Wood's question about sharing his future plans with potential employers. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Dec 09, 2016
Two Anti-Patterns To Avoid
00:18:54
In today's episode, we'll be talking about two anti-patterns you should be avoiding in your code. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Dec 07, 2016
3 Commitments for 2017
00:21:46
In today's episode, we'll be talking about three commitments you can make as you prepare for 2017. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Dec 05, 2016
Listener Question: Cody Asks About Developer Speed
00:23:37
In today's episode, I answer listener Cody's question about speed, quality, and what to do when your manager asks you to cut corners. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Dec 02, 2016
Listener Question: Josh Asks About Getting A Raise
00:20:29
In today's episode, we talk about Josh's question regarding negotiating a raise.
Nov 28, 2016
Patrick Asks About What to Do When You Live in a Tech-Company Wasteland
00:15:18
In today's episode, Patrick asks about what to do when you have no tech companies near you to apply at. We talk a bit about the Developer Career Roadmap, and I give advice for working remotely. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
Nov 21, 2016
Empathy + Celebrating 5 Million Listens
00:12:08
In today's episode we celebrate 5 million listens, and then we talk about empathy. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
Nov 18, 2016
DCR Step 9: Replace Yourself
00:21:53
In today's episode, we cover the final step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Replace Yourself. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
Nov 16, 2016
DCR Step 8: Do Your Job Better Than Anyone Else
00:18:06
In today's episode, we cover the next step in the Developer Career Roadmap. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
Nov 14, 2016
DCR: Step 7 - Interviewing
00:15:53
In today's episode, we talk about the incredibly important process of interviewing. More specifically, where you should interview, and for what position. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Nov 11, 2016
Listener Question: Donovan Asks About Analysis Paralysis
00:19:18
In today's episode, we talk about Donovan's question regarding his analysis paralysis. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get your own Linux server in the cloud with full control in just minutes. You can also get $20 of Linode credit if you use the code developertea at checkout, or go straight to spec.fm/linode.
Nov 09, 2016
DCR: Step 6 - Going Public
00:18:53
In today's episode, we talk about Developer Career Roadmap step 6, going public. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get your own Linux server in the cloud with full control in just minutes. You can also get $20 of Linode credit if you use the code developertea at checkout, or go straight to spec.fm/linode.
Nov 07, 2016
Listener Question: Charissa Asks About Handling a Stressful Situation
00:25:45
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Charissa about her stressful work situation as a brand new developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Nov 04, 2016
Developer Career Roadmap Step 5: Cross Train (part 2)
00:18:34
In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Nov 02, 2016
Developer Career Roadmap, Step 5: Cross Train
00:15:00
In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training.
Oct 31, 2016
DCR: Step 4 - Internships
00:20:39
In today's episode, we cover the fourth step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Getting an internship or an entry level position in the industry. We announced the Developer Career Roadmap earlier this month with the goal of helping early career stage developers create a solid plan with actionable steps to advance their career. Subscribe if you don't want to miss out on future episodes of Developer Tea!
Oct 28, 2016
Interview with David Rael (Part 2)
00:40:36
In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
Oct 26, 2016
Interview with Dave Rael (Part 1)
00:31:54
In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
Oct 24, 2016
DCR-Step 3: Skill Set Development (Part 2)
00:19:17
In today's episode, we discuss step three in the Developer Career Roadmap, the never ending learning cycle. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
Oct 21, 2016
DCR - Step 3: Learning About Companies (Part 1)
00:22:03
In today's episode, we start step 3 of the Developer Career Roadmap. Today's episode is sponsored by http://www.spec.fm/hired! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to Hired now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Oct 19, 2016
DCR Step Two: Picking a Base Language
00:15:47
In today's episode, we talk about step one in the Developer Career Roadmap: picking your base programming language. The Developer Career Roadmap is intended to provide guidelines for someone at any point in their career who wants to become a full-time software developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.
Oct 17, 2016
Dev Career Roadmap, Step One: Create a Time Budget
00:18:22
In today's episode, we talk about step one in the Developer Career Roadmap: budgeting your time. The Developer Career Roadmap is intended to provide guidelines for someone at any point in their career who wants to become a full-time software developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.
Oct 14, 2016
Announcing Developer Career Roadmap
00:09:37
In today's episode, I am very excited to announce the Developer Career Roadmap! Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.
Oct 12, 2016
Getting Over Language Barriers
00:12:45
In today's episode, we talk about language barriers, and how to get over them. We're not talking about native versus non-native languages - instead, we're talking about learning how to name new concepts. I'll give you three specific tips for better handling these kinds of language barriers! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
Oct 10, 2016
Anti-Advice
00:09:24
Sometimes, what you hear on this podcast is bad advice. In general, we try to provide guide rails for your career, but to get the most out of a general rule, you have to apply it specifically. That's what we talk about in today's episode. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
Oct 07, 2016
Listener Question: Kevin asks About College
00:19:26
In today'a episode, listener Kevin asks about whether he should return to college or not. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
Oct 05, 2016
Listener Question: Matt asks, What To Do About Job Boredom?
00:13:07
In today's episode, Matt asks about what to do when he gets bored at his job. Hint: quitting is not always the answer! Thanks to today's sponsor, Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea20 to get $20 credit. Visit http://spec.fm/linode to get started today!
Oct 03, 2016
Listener Question: Amanda asks about Building Resumés and Cover Letters
00:18:25
In today's episode, we talk about the do's and don't's of resumés and cover letters thanks to a question from listener Amanda. Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!
Sep 30, 2016
Listener Question: Abigail asks about Interview Attire
00:11:49
In today's question, Abigail asks about appropriate interview attire! Ask your question by emailing developertea@gmail.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!
Sep 28, 2016
Thinking About Logic Paths
00:12:42
In today's episode, we discuss how logic paths can help you understand how to construct clearer code. Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!
Sep 26, 2016
Lighter Objects for Better REST Apps
00:11:04
Today's question is about creating better REST applications by making lighter objects. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm. Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.
Sep 23, 2016
Listener Question: Naren Asks About Realistic Working Hours
00:14:54
In today's episode, I answer a listener question from Naren who wants to know how many hours are realistic for a developer to produce work in a given day. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm. Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.
Sep 21, 2016
Listener Question: Lars Asks About How To Work With Difficult Developers
00:19:06
In today's episode I discuss how to deal with a difficult team member, addressing a question from listener Lars. Thanks for the question, Lars! Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm. Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.
Sep 19, 2016
The O-Word
00:08:52
In today's episode, we talk about talking. Specifically, we talk about using the word "obviously", as well as a few other "L-Y" words. Why are words so important? How can word choice affect our thinking and relationships? Thanks to listener Joey for sending in this question!
Sep 16, 2016
Re-Air: Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know
00:09:46
Note: Today's episode is a re-airing of an episode that came out last week. Tune in Friday for a brand new episode of Developer Tea! In today's episode, we talk about how to handle questions that you don't have good answers to. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Sep 14, 2016
The Truth About Old Code
00:08:04
In today's episode, we talk about old code. Even though it may seem easier to rip out the old code and replace it entirely, slow down and listen to this episode first! Don't forget to subscribe in whatever podcasting app you use.
Sep 12, 2016
Picking the Right Side Project
00:11:51
In today's episode, we talk about the aspects that make for a great side project to increase your employability. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Sep 09, 2016
Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know
00:09:48
In today's episode, we talk about how to handle questions that you don't have good answers to. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Sep 07, 2016
3 Refactoring Techniques You Can Employ In Under 5 Minutes
00:16:12
In today's episode, we talk about three refactoring techniques, each you can employ in under 5 minutes. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Sep 05, 2016
Deliberate Practice: Part 2
00:12:05
In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Sep 02, 2016
Deliberate Practice: Part 1
00:11:33
In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
Aug 31, 2016
Tips for Students
00:13:15
In today's episode, I talk to those of you who are students starting school this semester. Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show and share with a student you think will enjoy this episode!
Aug 29, 2016
3 Things Aspiring Developers Should Be Doing Today
00:16:46
Today's episode is for all aspiring developers, and you can start today. It won't be easy, but it will work.
Aug 26, 2016
Digging Up Your Job Description
00:11:13
In today's episode, we talk about digging up your job description - your real job description, not just that list of languages you put on your resumé. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
Aug 24, 2016
3 Concrete Ways to Be a Better Co-worker
00:07:46
In today's episode, we talk about 3 simple, concrete ways you can be a better coworker, starting today. Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Go to https://bit.ly/DevTeaOniTunes to review the show on iTunes today!
Aug 22, 2016
Poison Series: #02 - Indecision
00:16:54
In today's episode, we talk about the importance of overcoming indecision. Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at http://zendesk.com/developertea today!
Aug 19, 2016
Poison Series: #01 - Cynicism
00:09:01
In today's episode, we begin a mini-series on developer poisons. Our first poisonous nemesis is cynicism. We'll talk about ways to effectively combat cynicism. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
Aug 17, 2016
My Top Productivity Practice
00:10:20
In today's episode, I talk about my top productivity practice. I'll give you a hint: there's no hacks or tricks in this episode. Just hard work.
Aug 15, 2016
Getting Fast First
00:12:32
In today's episode, we talk about the importance of performance (especially as it relates to UI) and how getting fast first can ultimately lead to a cheaper project cost in the end. Be sure to share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it!
Aug 12, 2016
Finding Invisible Levers
00:12:20
In today's episode, we talk about the concept of "invisible levers", and how you can use the concept to help relieve tension in your projects. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
Aug 10, 2016
Listener Question: Daman asks about Part Two
00:21:20
In today's episode, listener Daman asks about what to do next in his career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Aug 08, 2016
Listener Question: Sahar's Second Question On the Show! Sahar asks, "Is it ok to ask for a trial period as a candidate?"
00:15:41
In today's episode, I answer Sahar's question about whether or not it's okay to ask for a trial period as the interviewee. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Aug 05, 2016
Simple Machines
00:09:10
In today's episode, we talk about the redirection of misplaced energy through the lens of 7th grade science. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Aug 03, 2016
Putting Process in its Place
00:14:30
In today's episode, we'll talk about putting process in it's correct place, and problems we can face when we use process incorrectly in our business. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Aug 01, 2016
Effective Simulations
00:12:31
In today's episode, I discuss the importance of effective simulations for developers. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
Jul 29, 2016
Listener Question: Michael Asks About Qualifications for Career Changes
00:12:42
In today's episode I answer listener Michael's question about being qualified to jump career tracks. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
Jul 27, 2016
The Business of Good Code
00:12:22
In today's episode, we talk about some of the characteristics of good code, and why it's so important for businesses to invest in good code. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
Jul 25, 2016
Listener Question: Brett Asks About How to Identify When You're Being Set Up For Failure
00:15:12
In today's episode, listener Brett asks about what you should do when someone sets you up for failure. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm, where designers and developers gather to level up in their careers. If you're interested in sharing your message with thousands of talented designers, developers, and entrepreneurs at the top of their field, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!
Jul 22, 2016
Working on Saturdays
00:15:05
In today's episode, I answer yet another question from Reddit about working overtime. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! If you are interested in having your message in front of thousands of developers and designers, head over to http://spec.fm/sponsors to learn more today!
Jul 20, 2016
Reddit CS Career Questions
00:15:40
In today's episode, I'm answering a few random questions from Reddit's r/cscareerquestions subreddit. Today's episode is sponsored by Rigor! Head over to http://spec.fm/rigor to get a kickoff call scheduled today.
Jul 18, 2016
Listener Question: Am I Too Old for a Career in Tech?
00:14:27
In today's episode, I answer Utsha and Kim's questions about whether or not they are too old for a career in the tech industry. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!
Jul 14, 2016
Two Common Questions from Early Career Developers
00:19:24
In today's episode, we'll talk about two common questions from early-career developers. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!
Jul 13, 2016
Three Habits of Great Learners
00:20:03
In today's episode, I talk about three habits of great learners that you can adopt into your own habit system today! Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!
Jul 11, 2016
Listener Question: Marc Asks About Testing Private Methods
00:23:20
In today's episode, I answer a few questions from listener Marc about testing. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Jul 08, 2016
Part 2: Interview with Rita Rovira
00:45:48
In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Jul 07, 2016
Part 1: Interview with Rita Rovira
00:35:36
In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Jul 05, 2016
Listener Jack Asks About Applying New Knowledge
00:16:01
In today's episode, I answer listener Jack's questions about applying information he is learning through reading and other resources. Jack contacted me via Slack, and you can too! Head over to http://spec.fm/slack to join us, and thousands of other developers and designers, today! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Jul 01, 2016
Question: How Do You Job Hunt During Internships?
00:18:07
In today's episode, I answer a question from Reddit about job hunting during an internship. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Jun 29, 2016
Listener Question: Brad Asks About Leadership
00:16:37
In today's episode, we'll talk about a question sent in by listener Brad about becoming a leader. Join the Spec Slack community at spec.fm/slack to ask your question!
Jun 27, 2016
The Tone of Code
00:09:12
In today's episode, we talk about the "tone of code."
Jun 24, 2016
Air, Fuel & Ignition
00:09:03
In today's episode, I share with you a metaphor you can use that may help the next time you get stuck troubleshooting a bug.
Jun 22, 2016
Listener Question: Jona Asks About Designer Developers
00:19:32
In today's episode, I answer listener and designer Jona's question about coming into a development career. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Jun 20, 2016
Picturing the Perfect Client
00:13:43
In today's episode we're talking about picturing the perfect client. The challenge to you is to think about your goals and your dream clients. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm. Go find more amazing podcasts specifically created for you, the developer!
Jun 17, 2016
Reddit User Question: Parag0n asks about Architecting Projects
00:15:09
In today's episode, Parag0n asks a question on Reddit about architecting a large software system for the first time. (Original question on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/cscareerquestions/comments/4nt759/expected_to_plan_and_architect_a_project_and_im/)
Jun 15, 2016
The Great Developer Mindset: Getting Acquainted with Failure
00:11:25
In today's episode, we talk about getting acquainted with failure. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!
Jun 13, 2016
Leading People to Meeting Victories
00:05:41
In today's episode, we talk about leading people to victory in meetings. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!
Jun 10, 2016
Answering Listener Questions: Jean Michel asks about avoiding bike shedding
00:18:56
Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Jun 08, 2016
Great Developer Mindset: Redefining Complete
00:23:37
In today's episode, we're talking about redefining "Complete". This episode is the second in the "Great Developer Mindset" series. Today's discussion talks about when to consider your code complete, and the dangers of skipping the details. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Jun 06, 2016
Answering Listener Questions: Ajay asks about learning project ideas
00:18:02
In today's episode, I answer listener Ajay's question about how to determine what type of project he should choose to learn JavaScript. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Jun 03, 2016
Defeating The Interview Lull
00:18:23
In today's episode, we talk about defeating the interview lull. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get a 20 dollar credit today by going to linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 and get your first server up in minutes!
Jun 01, 2016
The Work / Life Equation
00:14:07
In today's episode , we're talking about the Work/Life Equation. Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
May 30, 2016
The Great Developer Mindset - Demystifying Code
00:12:04
In today's episode, I'll be doing the first in a series of episodes about the Great Developer Mindset. In this part, we will talk about demystifying code. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes!
May 27, 2016
Interview with Tony Hillerson (Part 2)
01:11:21
In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes! Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
May 25, 2016
Interview with Tony Hillerson (@thillerson, Part 1)
00:45:23
In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on part two! Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
May 23, 2016
The Assumption of Impossible
00:06:24
In today's short inspiration episode, we discuss the "assumption of impossibility."
May 20, 2016
Flexible Decision Terms
00:16:06
In today's episode, we talk about the "shutdown", yes-ifs, and flexible decision terms. Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
May 18, 2016
Live with Ismael Burciaga (@burciaga) at @SquaresConference
00:20:49
In today's episode, I talk with Ismael Burciaga, creator of Squares, about conferences and taking a first step into unfamiliar territory. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
May 16, 2016
Live @SquaresConference with Andi Graham (@andigrahambsd)
00:21:48
In today's episode, I interview Andi Graham, CMO and managing partner at Big Sea Design. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
May 13, 2016
Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ @KimBost: Part 2
00:30:29
In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox! Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
May 11, 2016
Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ Kim Bost: Part 1
00:19:29
In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
May 09, 2016
Key Moments in Client Relationships
00:18:59
In today's episode, I talk about 4 key moments on when to spend your energy to maintain a positive client relationship. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
May 06, 2016
Listener Question: John asks "How Do I Transition from Mid to Senior Level Development?"
00:11:27
In today's episode, I talk to Developer Tea listener John about his transition period between jobs. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
May 04, 2016
Improving Views
00:12:24
In today's episode we discuss 3 ways to improve your views. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
May 02, 2016
Maintaining Realationships with Your Colleagues
00:19:59
In today's episode, I'll talk with you about maintaining relationships with your colleagues! If you're interested in sponsoring Developer Tea, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!
Apr 29, 2016
Part 2: Performance Budget for Optimization
00:12:27
In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget". Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
Apr 27, 2016
Part 1: Performance Budget for Optimization
00:14:24
In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget". Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Apr 25, 2016
Proactive Client Communication
00:16:43
Today's episode is all about proactive client communication! A HUGE thanks to today's sponsor, FreshBooks! FreshBooks is ridiculously easy to use, and will help you get your books straight and get paid faster. To claim your free month, go to FreshBooks.com / DeveloperTea and enter “Developer Tea” in the “how Did you Hear About Us?” Section when you sign up.
Apr 22, 2016
Refactoring Based on Code Responsibility
00:21:50
In today's episode, I give you some tips for refactoring based on the responsibility of your code. Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
Apr 20, 2016
Abstract Mental Models
00:16:32
In today's episode, I talk about four different types of abstract mental models. Today's episode is sponsored by Squares Conference! Go to SquaresConference.com and use the code SPECFM25 at checkout to get 25% off your ticket to Squares. I'll see you there!
Apr 18, 2016
Part Two: Chris Castiglione (@castig)
00:42:31
In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com). Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Apr 15, 2016
Part One: Chris Castiglione (@castig)
00:29:13
In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com). Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Apr 13, 2016
Two Incredibly Important Mindsets for Becoming a Great Debugger
00:15:40
Debugging is a part of every developer's career. In fact, a large portion of what developers do is fix code. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you two important mindsets to have to become a great debugger. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Apr 08, 2016
Interval Thinking
00:10:43
In today's episode, we'll discuss a perspective, "interval thinking", that could help return your estimation efforts to a more sane place. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Apr 06, 2016
Minimum Viable Prioritization
00:18:39
In today's episode, I want to give you a mindset for prioritization that I believe can stick with you for the rest of your career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Apr 04, 2016
Foolishly Generous
00:20:46
In today's episode of Developer Tea, I issue a challenge to you, the listener, to be foolishly generous. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Apr 01, 2016
Listener Question: Matt Gale Asks About Onboarding New Team Memebers
00:14:20
In today's episode, I talk about bringing new team members up to speed (this is a question from listener Matt Gale). Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Mar 30, 2016
🎉 3 Million Listens! 🎉
00:17:28
In today's episode, I'm celebrating an amazing 3 million listens (thank you!) by going back to the core fundamentals of Developer Tea: Focus. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Mar 28, 2016
Experienced Developers and Impostor Syndrome
00:18:23
In today's episode, I talk about impostor syndrome, specifically as it relates to the experienced developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Mar 25, 2016
Part Two: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)
00:25:11
In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
Mar 23, 2016
Part One: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)
00:21:06
In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Mar 21, 2016
Listener Question: Simon Asks About Assimilating into A New Company Culture
00:17:23
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Simon about assimilating into a new culture. Simon's previous question can be found here: http://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/16063 Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Mar 18, 2016
Part Two: Interview with Kalid Azad @betterexplained
00:55:02
In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Mar 16, 2016
Part One: Interview with Kalid Azad (@betterexplained)
00:34:44
In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Mar 14, 2016
Crafting The Interview Process
00:20:28
In today's episode, I talk about crafting a better interview process. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Mar 11, 2016
Part Two: Interview with Rachel Smith
00:33:44
In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Mar 09, 2016
Part One: Interview with Rachel Smith
00:36:12
In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Mar 07, 2016
Part Two: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)
00:33:01
In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Mar 04, 2016
Part One: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)
00:33:33
In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Mar 02, 2016
Episode 200!
00:18:49
Today's episode is the 200th episode of Developer Tea! In this episode, I skip the stats, and instead share with you some of the things I've learned along the way of building this podcast since last January. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Feb 29, 2016
Thinking Hats
00:14:31
In today's episode, we'll be talking about remaining flexible and wearing multiple "thinking hats." Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.
Feb 26, 2016
Part Two: Interview w/ Jason Snell
00:33:30
In today's episode, I continue my interview with Jason Snell! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Feb 24, 2016
Part One: Interview w/ Jason Snell
00:23:48
In today's episode I have the pleasure of being joined by Jason Snell! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Feb 22, 2016
Client Relationships: Meeting Preparation Tips
00:15:11
In today's episode, we're going to discuss a few tips for preparing for a client meeting.
Feb 19, 2016
Part Two: Interview with David Hemphill
00:39:07
In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Feb 17, 2016
Part One: Interview with David Hemphill
00:37:29
In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Feb 15, 2016
Building and Maintaining Client Relationships: Active Listening
00:19:59
In today's episode, we're talking about a fundamental skill for building client relationships: active listening. Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.
Feb 12, 2016
Part Two: Simon St. Laurent
00:30:07
In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Feb 10, 2016
Part One: Simon St. Laurent
00:41:53
In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Feb 08, 2016
Turbulence
00:07:02
In today's episode, I talk about turbulence, and a new approach to responding to difficulties you encounter. Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.
Feb 05, 2016
Part 2: Una Kravets (@Una)
00:32:09
In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Feb 03, 2016
Part 1: Una Kravets (@Una)
00:31:20
In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Feb 01, 2016
Crucial Steps for Interview Preparation
00:13:34
In today's episode, we will discuss crucial steps for interview preparation. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to https://linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
Jan 29, 2016
Part 2 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)
00:51:11
In today's episode, I continue my interview with Rachel Nabors. Head over to Spec.fm if you missed the first part! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Jan 27, 2016
Part 1 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)
00:36:42
In today’s episode, I interview Rachel Nabors, front-end developer, animator, speaker, and writer.
Jan 25, 2016
Sunk Cost Fallacy and 3 Traps to Avoid
00:13:29
In today's episode, we will discuss the sunk cost fallacy and 3 traps that lead to the sunk cost fallacy that you should avoid. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account!
Jan 22, 2016
Learning On The Job
00:15:59
In today's episode, I discuss four tips for learning on the job. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Jan 20, 2016
Comparison Conundrums
00:17:05
In today's episode, we discuss the problems we may encounter when we employ one of our brain's superpowers, comparison. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Jan 18, 2016
Features You Don't Need (At Least For Now)
00:18:32
In today's episode of Developer Tea, I talk about features your application doesn't need (at least for now). This episode is focused mostly towards early application development, but we discuss a few things that are completely relevant to later stage applications as well. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account!
Jan 15, 2016
Developer Tea Gear: From My Room to Your Ears
00:18:09
Today's episode talks all about gear! We're discussing the gear I use to record this podcast. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
Jan 13, 2016
Cognitive Biases That Can Kill Your Product
00:17:41
In today's episode, we discuss two cognitive biases that could kill your work, whether you are creating a startup product or working for a well established business. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $4,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
Jan 11, 2016
Listener Question: Felix Asks, "How do I gain the experience needed for the job I want?"
00:15:35
In today's episode, I respond to a question from listener Felix about getting past the "no experience" problem. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code DeveloperTea to get a FREE month of
Jan 08, 2016
Celebrating One Year of Developer Tea
00:09:00
In today's episode, I celebrate the one-year anniversary of Developer Tea! Thank you for making this year great. I look forward to many more!
Jan 06, 2016
Three Tips For Practicing Focus
00:20:01
In today’s episode, we talk about focus, once again! Focus is a topic that can’t be covered enough. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!
Jan 04, 2016
Making Your Resolutions Stick
00:16:15
Happy New Year! In today's episode, I talk about resolutions. It's 2016, and you're probably making resolutions for the New Year. Listen to this episode if you want to make them stick. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! Go to onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% your first month today!
Jan 01, 2016
Part Two: Interview with Marcelo Somers & John Gully
00:35:19
In today's episode, I continue my interview with Marcelo Somers and John Gully.
Dec 30, 2015
Part One: Interview with Marcelo Somers (@marcelosomers) & John Gully (@johngully)
00:34:53
In today's episode, I interview Marcelo Somers and John Gully, creators of The Pattern Pack (patternpack.org). Thanks to today's sponsor, OneMonth.com! Head over to onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% off your first month of enrollment!
Dec 28, 2015
Bonus Episode: Season's Greetings
00:05:44
Happy Holidays! Today, I simply want to thank you, and challenge you to start thinking about the upcoming year, and reflect on the past year.
Dec 25, 2015
When Documentation Is A Bad Thing
00:11:03
In today's episode, we talk about when documentation can be a bad thing.
Dec 23, 2015
Part Two: Interview with Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)
00:39:07
In today's episode, I finish the interview with Christopher Schmitt.
Dec 21, 2015
Part One: Interview With Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)
00:41:05
In today's episode, I talk with Christopher Schmitt, author of CSS Cookbook and part owner of Environments for Humans. Thank you to today's sponsor, Digital Ocean! Use the code DEVELOPERTEA at checkout to receive a $10 credit to your account.
Dec 18, 2015
Opinions: Ally or Enemy
00:14:36
Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.
Dec 16, 2015
Talking about User Experience and Education w/ Jessica Ivins (@jessicaivins) - Part Two
00:27:25
In today's episode, I continue my interview with Jessica Ivins. Today's episode doesn't have a specific sponsor. Instead, head over to spec.fm and check out the other shows on the network!
Dec 14, 2015
Talking about User Experience and Education with Jessica Ivins (@jessicaivins) - Part One
00:35:22
In today's episode, I had a chance to interview Jessica Ivins. Jessica is a User Experience educator at Center Centre. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!
Dec 11, 2015
Listener Question: Matt Hirsch asks, "Does it make more sense to spend a lot of money on extensive resources or spend less on short courses to learn code?"
00:20:07
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Matt Hirsch: "Does it make more sense to spend a lot of money on extensive resources or spend less on short courses to learn code?" Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Dec 09, 2015
Making The Most Of Your Off Time
00:18:40
In today's episode, we discuss how to make the most of your off time. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.
Dec 07, 2015
The Voice Inside Your Head
00:05:18
In today's episode we discuss the concept of vocalizing the things you are thinking about as you work through a problem - the "voice inside your head."
Dec 04, 2015
7 Networking Tips for Developers
00:12:32
In today's episode, I share some tips to help you start networking as a developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!
Dec 02, 2015
Part Two: The Great Framework Debate
00:13:45
Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! In today's episode, we continue our discussion from last week about frameworks.
Nov 30, 2015
Part One: The Great Framework Debate
00:13:52
Today's episode is sponsored by Delighted! Delighted is the easiest way to gather feedback from your customers. Sign up for a paid account at https://delighted.com/tea and receive a $100 credit today!
Nov 27, 2015
Turkey & Tea
00:03:33
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for listening to Developer Tea. In today's short special episode, I issue a challenge for you!
Nov 26, 2015
Listener Question: Jean-Michel Asks, "How Do You Know When It's Time To Lead A Team That Has No Leader?"
00:16:53
In today's episode, I respond to Jean-Michel's question about when it's time to step up and lead a team that currently has no leader. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.
Nov 25, 2015
Listener Question: Mark asks, "What's Happening to the Ruby Developer Community?"
00:20:13
What's happening to the Ruby community? Is it flailing, or doing just fine? Some evidence and simple logic says both are possible. Let's explore it a bit further in today's episode! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!
Nov 23, 2015
Makers Versus Menders with Andrea Goulet (@andreagoulet)
00:42:20
Today I talk with Andrea Goulet about software "makers and menders." Andrea is the CEO of CorgiBytes. Listen in if you are interested in refactoring and green field projects, and the difference between the two! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Nov 20, 2015
Thinking Small
00:12:12
In today's episode, we talk about solving small problems. I'll give you a few tips for scoping your problems down to be smaller. Thanks to today's sponsor, Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea10 to get $10 off on your new account. Visit http://linode.com/developertea to get started today!
Nov 18, 2015
Focus, Fear, and Missing Out: Picking Tools Without Anxiety
00:13:02
In today's episode, we talk about FoMO (the fear of missing out) as it relates to deciding what tools to use. Thanks to today's sponsor, Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea10 to get $10 off on your new account. Visit http://linode.com/developertea to get started today!
Nov 16, 2015
The Frontend at Whiteboard
00:18:35
In today's episode I talk about some of the front-end tools we use at Whiteboard. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to get started today!
Nov 13, 2015
How To Make Small Things A Big Deal, Plus: Celebrating 2 Million Listens!
00:19:57
Today, I talk about how I grew this show from zero to 2 million users.
Nov 11, 2015
Getting The Most Out Of A Conference
00:19:15
Today, we talk about participating in conferences, both as a speaker and as an attendee. Thanks to today's sponsor, Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea10 to get $10 off on your new account. Visit http://linode.com/developertea to get started today!
Nov 09, 2015
Code Without Fear
00:12:29
Code without fear! Happy late Halloween, everyone. :) Today's sponsor is Linode! Linode is focused on making their servers ultra-fast. Run containers or your own Git server, with full root access. Linode offers hourly billing with a monthly cap on all plans and add-on services. Head over to http://linode.com/developertea and use the code DeveloperTea10 to get a $10 credit today!
Nov 06, 2015
Listener Question: Sean asks, "Where Can I Find Well Written Code?"
00:15:31
Sean asked me where to find well written code in Slack. (You can join us by going to http://spec.fm/slack)
Nov 04, 2015
How do I manage a project that feels too big for one person to handle?
00:18:54
Today I talk about managing projects that seem relatively large for one person (or a small team) to manage. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Nov 02, 2015
Leave It Better Than The Way You Found It
00:07:11
Today I give you a short homily: Leave code (and anything, really) better than you find it!
Oct 30, 2015
Listener Question: Jake Schwartz (@jakehschwartz_) asks, "How do I suggest improvements to someone else's codebase without offending them?"
00:16:32
Today, I discuss a question Jake Schwartz asked me in the Spec.fm Slack community. You can join our Slack community by going to spec.fm/slack Thanks to today's sponsor, imgix. imgix is real-time image resizing as a service. It's FREE to sign up and easy to get started. Go to imgix.com and let them handle your images, today!
Oct 28, 2015
Part Two: Paul Straw & Sean Washington (@paulstraw & @seanwashington)
00:21:47
In today's episode, I talk to Paul Straw and Sean Washington from Does Not Compute, the newest member of the Spec family. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to get started today!
Oct 26, 2015
Part One: Paul Straw & Sean Washington (@paulstraw & @seanwashington) talk about focus, JavaScript frameworks, and rites of passage
00:25:02
In today's episode, I talk to Paul Straw and Sean Washington from Does Not Compute, the newest member of the Spec family. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code Developer Tea at checkout to get $10 credit on your account.
Oct 23, 2015
Not to Do List: How Warren Buffett Keeps His Priorities Straight
00:06:18
In today's episode, I discuss creating a "not to-do list", inspired by Warren Buffett's "two list strategy." Today's episode is presented by Spec! For show notes and more episodes, head over to http://spec.fm today. Don't forget to subscribe!
Oct 21, 2015
Solving The X/Y Problem
00:12:03
Today, we discuss the X/Y problem. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! Go to onemonth.com/developertea to start learning to code today!
Oct 19, 2015
9 Questions You Should Always Ask During An Interview
00:19:34
Today I talk to you about questions you should always ask a potential employer. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! The special link for a doubled bonus is https://hired.com/developertea - be sure to use this link when you sign up.
Oct 16, 2015
Developing Soft Skills & Cultivating Relationships
00:13:40
Today, we'll discuss how to cultivate relationships as a developer. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Oct 14, 2015
Feature Runways
00:05:37
In today's episode, we talk about "Feature Runways."
Oct 12, 2015
Managing Questions
00:06:16
Today we talk about saving time by managing questions.
Oct 09, 2015
Listener Question: Crispin asks, "What's the threshold from executing to mastering?"
00:14:26
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Crispin Bennet! Crispin wrote in and asked me about the balance between learning something ("deep-dive" style) and doing just enough to be productive today. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com (https://hired.com/developertea)! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! Don't forget, show notes and all other episodes of Developer Tea can be found at Spec.fm!
Oct 07, 2015
Constant State of Alert
00:16:57
Today we talk about avoiding a state of constant yellow alert.
Oct 05, 2015
Part Two: Gregg Pollack & Carlos Souza
00:29:04
Today I talk with Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza from Codeschool. Today's episode is brought to you by http://spec.fm!
Oct 02, 2015
Part One: Gregg Pollack & Carlos Souza (@caike and @greggpollack)
00:23:06
Today I talk with Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza from Codeschool. Today's episode is brought to you by http://spec.fm!
Sep 30, 2015
Destigmatizing Failure
00:18:29
In today's episode, I underline the importance of failure to the learning process, and then we discuss why failure should be destigmatized and looked at more in depth. Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week!
Sep 28, 2015
Fixing the Broken Hiring Process: It's All About Context
00:11:38
In today's episode, we talk about the flawed process we use in the development industry for hiring. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Sep 25, 2015
Part Two: Cap Watkins (@cap)
00:49:27
In this second part of my interview with Cap Watkins, we discuss the coexistence of specialization and generalization. This episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out http://Spec.fm for a ton of content made specifically for developers and designers!
Sep 23, 2015
Part One: Cap Watkins (@cap)
00:56:30
In today's episode, I had a chance to talk with Cap Watkins, the VP of Design at Buzzfeed, about quite a few things - most importantly, collaboration. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Head over to Spec.fm for tons of amazing content, created specifically for developers and designers looking to take their career to the next level. Don't forget to subscribe, and leave a review in iTunes!
Sep 21, 2015
False Dichotomies
00:13:58
In today's episode, we're talking about ways to avoid false dichotomies. Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week!
Sep 18, 2015
Automation: Creating Higher Order Functionality and Building an Automatic Schedule
00:16:04
Today's episode is a short discussion on automation. We'll explore some helpful ways to look at automation that help make it more than simply scripting repeatable steps. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Visit digitalocean.com today and spin up a server in less than one minute!
Sep 16, 2015
Interview with Eric Elliott: On JavaScript, Writing, and Creating High Velocity Development Teams
00:56:36
In today's episode, I interview Eric Elliott. Eric is a JavaScript developer and author with a lot of knowledge to share! Be sure to check out JavaScript Scene, the blog Eric is primarily responsible for, here: https://medium.com/javascript-scene. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out Spec for a constant stream of valuable content for developers and designers!
Sep 14, 2015
Subjective vs. Concrete Decisions
00:18:18
Today, I talk about a particular framework for making decisions. The framework presents a specific dichotomy between concreteness and subjectivity. Today's episode is sponsored by Spec.fm! Visit Spec.fm for more information about Developer Tea and podcasts and content for developers and designers.
Sep 11, 2015
Listener Pubudu Asks How to Avoid Procrastination and Boredom, and Find Renewed Energy for Work
00:17:38
Today, I discuss listener Pubudu's questions about how to find energy and enjoyment in his work, and how to stop procrastinating. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! Visit hired.com/developertea today and you could receive 5 or more job offers each week!
Sep 09, 2015
Listener Question: Sahar asks, "How do I get more out of my day?"
00:21:35
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Sahar. Sahar asks me about work life balance when work life is most taxing. Today's sponsor is DigitalOcean. Head over to digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code Developer Tea at checkout for a $10 credit. Head over to Spec.fm for more show notes and episodes of Developer Tea! Enjoy your tea!
Sep 07, 2015
The Messaging Paradigm: Building Programs Around the Concept of Messengers and Receivers
00:09:49
In today's episode we talk about a message passing paradigm for programming. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm - content and podcasts for developers and designers!
Sep 04, 2015
Closures, Private & Methods
00:10:49
In today's episode we talk about closures and private object methods. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out Spec.fm for more podcasts and content for developers and designers.
Sep 02, 2015
The Best Tool vs. The Right Tool: Don't Forsake Personality When Picking Frameworks or Languages
00:09:49
In today's episode, I'll talk about choosing the best tool vs. choosing the right tool for a job. Be sure to check out: spec.fm, where you can join the Developer Tea slack channel spec.fm/slack and join the conversation.
Aug 31, 2015
Decorator vs. Facade Patterns & Knowing When To Use Them
00:10:33
In today's episode I review decorator and facade patterns. Special thanks to today's sponsor: DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Aug 28, 2015
Listener Question: Simon asks, "How do I switch mindset from personal project to day job?"
00:21:53
Today's listener question is about working on side projects in the same space as your day job. Today's Sponsor: Harvest. Harvest is a great way to track your time and send invoices. Try it free for 30 days at getharvest.com and use promo code TEATIME to get 50% off your first paid month.
Aug 26, 2015
Rejecting the DRY Principle
00:13:36
Today's episode is about repeating yourself, and knowing when to repeat yourself and when not to. Thanks to today's sponsor: Code School. Visit codeschool.com/developertea to start learning web technologies from the comfort of your own browser for free.
Aug 24, 2015
Time vs. Value: Billing for Features
00:10:36
Today I'm going to be sharing the simple perspective shift that helped me understand how valuable programming is, and billing for your features, not the amount of time you spend building it. Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Aug 21, 2015
The Twelve-Factor App, Part 2: Dependencies & Config
00:13:29
Today we continue our discussion on The Twelve-Factor App. In this episode, we'll be focusing on dependencies and config, offering tips along the way. Thanks to Harvest, today's sponsor. Go to getharvest.com and try out their time tracking software for 30 days. After your trial use code TEATIME to get 50% off your first month.
Aug 19, 2015
The Twelve-Factor App, Part 1: Codebase
00:14:43
Today's episode will be focused around codebase also known as a repository. We'll talk about understanding codebase, implementing techniques and deploying. Special thanks to today's sponsor: Hired. Check out hired.com/developertea for free, no obligation job searching and let employers come to you. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in development or design, get on hired.com/developertea.
Aug 17, 2015
Mutable States, Refactory Tips & Reasonable Code Techniques
00:11:14
In today's episode I'll dig into mutable states and go over two things you can do to get away from relying on states. Today's episode is powered by Code School. Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea for more information and start playing courses now.
Aug 15, 2015
Reading the Manual
00:14:44
In today's episode, I talk about the importance of stopping assumptions in their tracks by reading manuals. I'll go over documentation, and tips to get you started on the fundamentals of manual reading. Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Aug 12, 2015
Intentional Problem Solving: How To Work It Out, Without Google
00:13:54
In today's episode, I talk about intentional problem solving and challenge listeners to stop reaching for the quickest answer and instead experience the problem. This episode is made possible by Hired.com. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is out there searching for a design or development job or contract work be sure to check out Hired.com/developertea.
Aug 10, 2015
Listener Question: Dhruv Asks, "What should a beginner like me work on?"
00:21:43
In today's episode I answer the listener question, "What should a beginner like me work on?" Aside from being a better coder, where should you expand knowledge on? Thanks to today's sponsor, Harvest. Harvest is your time tracking tool built to save you...well, time. Visit getharvest.com and give it a try free for 30 days. After your trial, enter code TEATIME at checkout and save 50% off your first month.
Aug 07, 2015
The Power of the Minute & Engineering Memorable Experiences
00:13:01
On Today's episode, I talk about making a good first impression. How can we engineer memorable moments that will have a positive impact on how people remember your product or service? Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a design or development job be sure to check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea.
Aug 05, 2015
Single Responsibility Principle: A Class Should Have One, and Only One Reason to Change
00:09:51
In today's episode I review why focus is so important to coding. Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Aug 03, 2015
Listener Question: Janus asks, As a Designer, when should I let someone else do the code heavy lifting?
00:22:13
Today's episode, I answer a listener question from Janus, who focuses primarily on User Experience and Design. Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in development or design check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea.
Jul 31, 2015
How to Play to Your Strengths
00:18:13
In today's episode, I'll talk about what strengths can help you recognize which skills to become a master at. Today's episode is sponsored by Code School. Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea for more information and start playing courses now.
Jul 29, 2015
The Disposability of Computing Resources & Fixing Future Bug Anxiety
00:07:55
In today's episode, I talk about the disposability of our computing resources, code testing tips, and how to intermingle coding with planning. Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPERTEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Jul 27, 2015
Anchoring Your Estimations: How to Keep Clients Happy
00:10:39
Clients are never happy when hearing that you've underestimated how long a project will take in reality. In today's episode, I talk about how to anchor your estimations and keep your clients happy, and a quick tip to get you there. Thanks to today's sponsor, Harvest. Harvest is your time tracking tool built to save you...well, time. Visit getharvest.com and give it a try for 30 days for free. After your trial, enter code TEATIME at checkout and save 50% off your first month.
Jul 24, 2015
Why You Should Refactor Your Software
00:16:00
In today's episode I'll talk about the importance of refactoring your software, identifying when you should refactor your code and tips and techniques for optimal refactoring to keep your code easier to maintain and easier for future extension. Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in development or design check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea.
Jul 22, 2015
Listener Question: What's The Difference Between a Junior and Senior Developer?
00:22:18
Today we'll explore what the difference is between a junior and senior level developer, basic characteristics, and how to get from junior, to mid and senior programing levels. Today's episode is sponsored by Code School. Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea for more information and start playing courses now.
Jul 20, 2015
Patrick Hill: Hobby Life vs. Work Life
00:51:04
in today's episode, I get to talk with fellow developer and podcaster Patrick Hill about balancing hobbies and work life. Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. A free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in development or design check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea. If you or your referral lands the job, Hired will give you $4,000 as a thank you bonus!
Jul 17, 2015
Grant Ingersoll: The Numbers Don't Lie
00:28:09
In today's episode, Grant and I discuss his book, Taming Text, how he got into Natural Language Processing (NLP), and discover what he thinks is the next big problem to be solved in text and language analysis. This episode is brought to you by Codeschool. Code School has recently launched a second course on SQL, titled, "The Sequel to SQL." Check it out at codeschool.com/developertea.
Jul 15, 2015
Episode 100!
00:14:10
Today marks our 100th episode of Developer Tea. To celebrate, today's episode, is dedicated to improvement. I'll talk about the importance of improvement as a developer and as a person, give four tips for continuous improvement, and end with an exciting announcement! Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just...one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!
Jul 13, 2015
Daily routines and controlling impulsive behaviors
00:12:12
Today I talk about more reasons to have a daily routine. This episode is presented by Code School. Go to codeschool.com/developertea to learn about their latest SQL course, "The Sequel to SQL".
Jul 10, 2015
Your Brain: On IKEA as a cognitive bias
00:09:49
Today, I dive into what helps us make good decisions, what hinders our ability to make those good decisions and tips to recognize biases so you can continue to make good decisions on a regular basis. Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Jul 08, 2015
Useful Laziness
00:06:38
In today's episode I talk about the positive and negative effects of laziness, and the overlap between simplicity and complexity. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com - Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just...one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!
Jul 06, 2015
Estimation and shifting focus from absolute to relative
00:12:09
Estimation is so hard to do. Today, I talk about overcoming estimation obstacles, and some tactics to help you along the way. Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Jul 03, 2015
Russ Taylor, Part Two: Bulletproof Vest
00:41:43
In the second half of the two-part interview with Russ, we talk about the importance of testing, testing methods, and how to stay productive. Thanks to today's sponsor, imgix. imgix is real-time image resizing as a service. It's FREE to sign up and easy to get started. Go to imgix.com and let them handle your images, today!
Jul 01, 2015
Russ Taylor, Part One: Continuous Integration
00:27:35
During today's first half of a two-part interview, I have the pleasure of talking with Russ Taylor. Russ works on the continuous integration team at Etsy. Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!
Jun 30, 2015
Don't Delay, Say No
00:08:49
In today's episode, I talk about the fatal flaw of putting things off 'til tomorrow, and the simple, yet difficult, solution to the imbalance of the demand we experience versus our capacity to accomplish those demands. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship. Go to codeship.com and use code DEVELOPERTEA for 20% off any premium hosted continuous integration platform.
Jun 26, 2015
Mackenzie Child, Part Two: Design Background, Developer Skill
00:25:14
In Part Two of this episode Mackenzie Child and I talk about his 12 in 12 challenge, and making the switch from designer to developer. Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!
Jun 24, 2015
Mackenzie Child, Part One: Concrete Goals
00:16:30
I caught up with Mackenzie Child to talk about his 12 in 12 challenge, making concrete goals, and learning to recognize when you're overcommitting. This episode is brought to you by Raygun. Raygun detects every error in your software, the second they happen, finding bugs before your users do. Sign up for a FREE trial at raygun.io
Jun 22, 2015
Benefits of Knowledge: Teaching to Learn
00:07:55
Teaching is one of the best ways to solidify the skills and knowledge you know. During this episode, I'll talk about when to start teaching, how to start teaching, and three benefits of teaching.
Jun 19, 2015
Listener Question: How to Separate Your Social Media Identities
00:17:28
Today's listener question comes from Matthew, who asks: "How should I separate my social media identities, or should I separate my social media identities between professional and personal life?" This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!
Jun 17, 2015
Internship Tips
00:10:36
Today I talk about getting the most out of an internship. This episode is brought to you by Raygun. Raygun detects every error in your software, the second they happen, finding bugs before your users do. Sign up for a FREE trial at raygun.io
Jun 16, 2015
1 Million
00:08:06
Thanks to you, and all of our other listeners Developer Tea has reached over 1,000,000 unique listens! To commemorate the occasion we've created an official Developer Tea t-shirt found exclusively on Cotton Bureau. Visit bit.ly/dtshirt to pre-order your exclusive t-shirt. The last possible second to buy our design is Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT.
Jun 15, 2015
Answering Front-End Interview Questions: Call vs. Apply and Integrating Multiple Stylesheets
00:13:14
On today's episode, I talk about the importance of forming an informed opinion by disecting two questions in github's [Front-End Developer Interview Questions repository.][1] This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!
Jun 12, 2015
Beyond The Skillset
00:18:11
Today's episode was inspired by a listener question on job hunting and what makes you employable. This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!
Jun 11, 2015
Part Two: Brianna and Andrew Norcross Talk About Entrepreneurship, Learning a Language, and Defending Wordpress
00:41:23
Brianna and Andrew Norcross are a powerhouse of a couple. They started Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress-focused agency based in Florida. I spoke with Brianna and Andrew about how they have learned to work together as a married couple. If you missed it, make sure you check out Part 1 of this series.
Jun 10, 2015
Part One: Brianna and Andrew Norcross Talk About Working Together, Living Together, Balance, and Rebellion
00:18:43
Brianna and Andrew Norcross are a powerhouse of a couple. They started Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress-focused agency based in Florida. I spoke with Brianna and Andrew about how they have learned to work together as a married couple. Be sure to subscribe if you don't want to miss part two! Show notes can be found at http://DeveloperTea.com. Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!
Jun 08, 2015
Inspiration Episode: Kent Beck Day!
00:05:30
Hey everyone! Today, I celebrate a hero of mine, Kent Beck. Full of quite a few pieces of wisdom, Kent is an incredible thinker and writer. Today, I share two quotes from Kent, and discuss their implications. Make sure you vote for Developer Tea for the Net Awards! To vote, simply go to http://bit.ly/votetea and follow the instructions on the page!
Jun 05, 2015
Media Consumption Diet
00:13:24
Today's episode is all about media consumption, and the importance of slowing down and being more intentional about what we consume. This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!
Jun 02, 2015
Discovering Formalization: The Proper Place for Theory
00:07:17
Today, we discuss the place of formalization and theory, and how we should be starting from the position of discovery rather than trying to fit every problem to a pre-existing theoretical formula. Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!
Jun 01, 2015
Listener Question: How Do I Start Mentoring? 2 Tips To Make A Mentorship Effective for the Mentor AND the Mentee
00:13:04
Today, I answer a question from listener Emalee about how to become a beginner mentor. From the outside looking in, this is very difficult! Going from "student" to "teacher" is a hard transition. I outline a few thoughts, and give you two tips from my experience. For episode notes, go to https://developertea.com
May 29, 2015
Inspiration Episode: Creating Effective Metaphors + Developer Tea Gets Nominated for "Best Podcast of the Year" in the Net Awards!
00:09:28
Metaphors are a powerful way of exploring a given subject. In this episode, I'll share with you why metaphors are so powerful, and how you can create effective metaphors yourself! To vote for Developer Tea in the 16th annual Net Awards, go to http://bit.ly/votetea! This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!
May 27, 2015
4 Tips for Creating a Great Developer Resume
00:13:56
In this episode, I give 4 tips for creating a great resume. The reality is, resumes are still an important part of the hiring process. Your resume can make or break you. So, what are employees looking for in a developer? I can only speak from my personal experience, and I believe these 4 tips will help you create a better resume for the job you want! Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!
May 25, 2015
Travis Neilson, Part Two: Engaging Your Audience, Creating Conversations, Becoming a Publisher, and Viciously Yucky Comments on YouTube
00:35:00
Today, I'm joined by the talented and intelligent Travis Neilson. Travis is the creator of DevTips, an instructional YouTube channel that has generated over 1 million views and about 35,000 subscribers! Travis invited me on his show recently, and I had such a good time that I decided to invite him to Developer Tea. We talk about quite a few things related to different platforms and media types, and being a publisher on each of these media types. You can find the YouTube channel for DevTips here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DevTipsForDesigners Make sure you also follow Travis on Twitter at https://twitter.com/travisneilson
May 22, 2015
Travis Neilson, Part One: Evergreen Content and the Pluses and Minuses of YouTube vs Podcasting
00:29:16
Today, I'm joined by the talented and intelligent Travis Neilson. Travis is the creator of DevTips, an instructional YouTube channel that has generated over 1 million views and about 35,000 subscribers! Travis invited me on his show recently, and I had such a good time that I decided to invite him to Developer Tea. We talk about quite a few things related to different platforms and media types, and being a publisher on each of these media types. You can find the YouTube channel for DevTips here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DevTipsForDesigners Make sure you also follow Travis on Twitter at https://twitter.com/travisneilson
May 21, 2015
Healthy Difficulty: Dealing With Frustration and Confusion
00:07:38
In this episode, I discuss the origin of difficulty and confusion, and how we can better deal with these things on a day to day basis. It turns out, frustration and confusion are some of the most important experiences in our lives. Today's episode is sponsored by Developer Tea! Go to OneMonth.com/developertea to get 25% off now!
May 20, 2015
Three Methods to Improve Your Memorization and Learning Ability, Starting Today
00:11:36
In today's episode, I discuss three different methods that will help create long lasting, usable memory more effectively. Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!
May 18, 2015
My Thoughts (and Stolen Quotes) About Originality, Creating from Nothing, and the Authenticity of Synthesis
00:07:32
In today's episode, I talk about the importance of synthesis to the process of creating novel things. I also discuss our obsession with originality and "creating from nothing." Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
May 15, 2015
Interview with Daniel Rapp, Creator of the Doppler JavaScript Library
00:17:00
Today, I interview Daniel Rapp, creator of the Doppler.js library. Daniel is a computer science student in Sweden who is constantly investigating the intersection of math and creativity using code. Doppler became popular on GitHub, despite the fact that it isn't practically useful for most developers; this interested me, so I decided to reach out to Daniel. Show notes can be found at http://developertea.com/episodes/11297 Thanks to today's sponsor, Codeschool! http://codeschool.com/?ref=devtea
May 14, 2015
Listener Question from Summit: How To Hunt for a Different Job While Already Employed Without Exhausting Yourself or Burning Bridges
00:14:04
In today's episode, listener Summit asks about how to search for a new job while being employed, and how to keep from getting to exhausted. This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!
May 13, 2015
Creating Obvious Systems: Why Mental Models Justify Simplicity, and When to Utilize Surprise and Delight
00:10:22
In today's episode, I discuss the importance of relying on obviousness when designing software and user interfaces, and when you should be utilizing surprise. Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
May 11, 2015
Answering Listener Questions: Matt asks about the feasibility of finding remote work, online education, and the order of learning
00:18:10
Matt is a beginner developer who is making a shift to support his new life situation, in which he is unable to work a normal 9-to-5 job in an office. Matt sent me an email asking a few questions about this shift, and how he should begin to learn. This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!
May 08, 2015
Inspiration Episode: Brian Eno Teaches Us To Limit Our Options
00:03:15
In this week's inspiration episode starts with a quote from Brian Eno, a highly influential musician and audio engineer, about limiting options in order to better take advantage of our efforts.
May 07, 2015
Scott Belsky, Part Two
00:16:42
Scott Belsky (http://twitter.com/@ScottBelsky) is the VP Products & Community at Adobe and cofounder of Behance. Scott is also a successful investor in major tech companies such as Periscope and Uber. Scott and I talk about the fundamental nature of creativity, why he created Behance, staying focused, the value of formal education, and what he wishes more people would ask him. Finally, at the end of the second part of the interview, Scott shares specific advice for developers who are wanting to work better with visionaries. Enjoy the interview! This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!
May 06, 2015
Scott Belsky, Part One
00:16:26
Scott Belsky is the VP Products & Community at Adobe and cofounder of Behance. Scott is also a successful investor in major tech companies such as Periscope and Uber. Scott and I talk about the fundamental nature of creativity, why he created Behance, staying focused, the value of formal education, and what he wishes more people would ask him. Finally, at the end of the second part of the interview, Scott shares specific advice for developers who are wanting to work better with visionaries. Enjoy the interview!
May 04, 2015
Answering Front-end Developer Interview Questions: Explaining the Importance of Standards for the Web
00:08:00
In today's episode, we discuss the importance of standards and standards bodies for web technologies, specifically for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript specs. Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
May 01, 2015
Answering Listener Questions: Devin, a Non-Developer, Asks About Grasping Things That Go Over His Head, and Finding Starting Points
00:11:10
In this episode, long-time listener Devin asks about how to grasp things that go over his head. You're not alone, Devin! In this episode, I give you (and others just like you) encouragement in the midst of your confusion, as well as some more practical advice for learning something new. Today's sponsor is OneMonth.com - go to OneMonth.com/developertea and enroll today to get 25% off your first month!
Apr 30, 2015
Hampton Catlin, Part Two: Speedy Sass with libsass, Wordset.org and Open-Sourcing Our Words
00:26:44
In today's episode, I talk with Hampton Catlin about fast Sass compilation with libsass, and then we discuss his latest project, Wordset, and why we need a truly open source dictionary. Further show notes can be found at http://developertea.com! This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea
Apr 29, 2015
Hampton Catlin, Part One: Sass, the W3C, and (not) Being Data-Driven
00:26:56
In this episode, I sat down with Hampton Catlin to talk about his Ruby survey, the implications of the data, and about the evolution (and naming) of Sass. Show notes can be found at http://developertea.com
Apr 27, 2015
Weekly Inspiration - Happiness and Doing Our Best Work: 3 Practical Steps to Getting The Right Things Done and Finding Focus State Faster
00:11:46
In today's inspiration episode, I discuss the importance of removing barriers between you and your most important work, and why that is such an important thing to do. I then discuss 3 practical steps you can try that have helped me get to my focus state, and get more meaningful work done every day. Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Apr 24, 2015
Part Two: Culture and Connecting to Our Work with Pamela Vickers
00:13:58
Pamela Vickers and I sat down at Ancient City Ruby to talk about culture, conferences, and ping pong. And it was awesome. RailsGirls Atlanta PERMA MINSWAN Ruby Dramas (Avoiding) Ruby Drama Hampton's Ruby Survey
Apr 23, 2015
Part One: Culture and Connecting to Our Work with Pamela Vickers
00:10:52
Pamela Vickers and I sat down at Ancient City Ruby to talk about culture, conferences, and ping pong. And it was awesome. @pwnela RailsGirls Atlanta PERMA MINSWAN Ruby Dramas (Avoiding) Ruby Drama Hampton's Ruby Survey
Apr 22, 2015
Answering Listener Questions - Clyde Asks About Learning to Code while on the Road
00:13:16
In today's episode, Clyde asks about learning to code while on the road. If you've ever tried to focus in a new environment, or if you are learning to code while changing locations, this episode is for you!
Apr 20, 2015
Part 2: Ben Lesh on Reactive Programming at Netflix, Massive Data, and the Threadsafe Future
00:40:20
Ben Lesh is a senior UI engineer at Netflix, where he works on projects that use reactive programming in JavaScript to manage massive amounts of data. Ben talks with me about a variety of topics, focusing on reactive programming and data stream processing. Ben also gives his advice to you, whether you are a young developer or well into your career. Make sure you Tweet at Ben at https://twitter.com/benlesh and thank him for coming on the show! Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
Apr 17, 2015
Part 1: Ben Lesh on Reactive Programming at Netflix, Massive Data, and the Threadsafe Future
00:21:42
Ben Lesh is a senior UI engineer at Netflix, where he works on projects that use reactive programming in JavaScript to manage massive amounts of data. Ben talks with me about a variety of topics, focusing on reactive programming and data stream processing. Ben also gives his advice to you, whether you are a young developer or well into your career. Make sure you Tweet at Ben at https://twitter.com/benlesh and thank him for coming on the show!
Apr 15, 2015
How We Spend Our Days, How We Spend Our Lives, and One Way To Get a Better Grasp On Time
00:09:08
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. But how can we get a better grasp on time? In this episode, I share a simple tip that exploits our brain's natural tendency to take shortcuts to help you better experience time and avoid the feeling of "time flying by" faster than you'd like. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com - go to http://onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% off your first month!
Apr 14, 2015
Taking Best Practices and Advice with a Grain of Salt
00:09:08
In this episode, we talk about "best practices" and advice, and what you should do with those things in your day to day life. Today's episode sponsored by Intuit! Head over to http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started!
Apr 13, 2015
Ernie Miller and Human Development, Part Two (at Ancient City Ruby)
00:20:19
I had the pleasure of attending Ancient City Ruby and interviewing a few folks while I was there. Ernie Miller was a speaker at ACR, and also sat down with me to talk about agile, humane development, and the implications of technically oriented people making a track switch to management. Thanks, Ernie! Don't forget to follow @erniemiller on Twitter and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on @DeveloperTea! Today's episode is sponsored by Intuit Developer. Get started developing applications for millions of business already using Quickbooks at http://intuit.me/DevTea today!
Apr 10, 2015
Estimating Sandwiches: Why the Gut Doesn't Work, and How Small Is Better
00:08:56
This episode is all about estimation, and how important it is to focus on estimating small things, and understand the implications of scale on your estimations. This episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean, cloud SSD hosting that you can deploy in just 55 seconds. Use the code "DeveloperTea" to get $10 off today at http://digitalocean.com - plans start at just $5/month!
Apr 09, 2015
Ernie Miller and Human Development, Part One (at Ancient City Ruby)
00:17:54
I had the pleasure of attending Ancient City Ruby and interviewing a few folks while I was there. Ernie Miller was a speaker at ACR, and also sat down with me to talk about agile, humane development, and the implications of technically oriented people making a track switch to management. Thanks, Ernie! Don't forget to follow @erniemiller on Twitter and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on @DeveloperTea!
Apr 08, 2015
Inspiration Episode #6: 4 Tips for Starting from Ground Zero, and Celebrating 500k listens!
00:08:28
In today's episode, I'm ecstatic to announce 500k unique listens! That's half of a million, if you didn't already pick up on that. I'm looking forward to the 1 million mark with all of you! I also discuss a few tips for starting from ground zero. Thank you for your support! If you'd like to give back to Developer Tea, head over to http://developertea.com/donate - every donation is a huge help to making this show a reality 4 days a week!
Apr 06, 2015
32: Rebecca Murphey on Scoutfiles, Hardware Hacking, and Chickens
00:34:49
Today I interview Rebecca Murphey, one of the JavaScript community's most memorable voices and a genuine, kind person. Rebecca has been doing JavaScript for quite a few years, and you might know her from yayQuery and other jQuery-related things, her work at Bocoup, or her writing on rmurphey.com. Rebecca now works at BazaarVoice. In this interview, we discuss a myriad of things, including the difficulties of writing third-party JavaScript, working with hardware, and her open source efforts on Scoutfile. Thank you for listening! Remember, you can support the show by going to https://developertea.com/donate
Apr 03, 2015
32: Rebecca Murphey on Third-party JavaScript Distribution at BazaarVoice
00:30:56
Today I interview Rebecca Murphey, one of the JavaScript community's most memorable voices and a genuine, kind person. Rebecca has been doing JavaScript for quite a few years, and you might know her from yayQuery and other jQuery-related things, her work at Bocoup, or her writing on rmurphey.com. Rebecca now works at BazaarVoice. In this interview, we discuss a myriad of things, including the difficulties of writing third-party JavaScript, working with hardware, and her open source efforts on Scoutfile. Thank you for listening! Remember, you can support the show by going to https://developertea.com/donate
Apr 02, 2015
Special News Episode: Spartan, ES8, and Apple Watch Retro
00:11:08
In today's episode, I share some (insider) news with you that I think you'll find to be exciting.
Apr 01, 2015
31: Listener Question from Jessica - "What exactly is a full-stack developer anyway?"
00:11:38
In today's episode, listener Jessica asks what a full stack developer is.
Mar 30, 2015
30: Dan Denney, Part Two: Sending 1,000,000 HTML Emails for Code School and Memories from Front-End Design Conference
00:12:46
Dont forget, you can support the show by donating at https://developertea.com/donate Dan Denney is a wealth of knowledge, and in today's episode, he's joined me to share some of that knowledge with you. Dan is an HTML email craftsman at Code School. On today's episode, we talk all about HTML email and Dan's experience with Front End Design Conference. Make sure you follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandenney. Full show notes can be found at https://developertea.com.
Mar 27, 2015
Inspiration Episode #5: Software Is Not a Printing Press
00:05:18
In today's inspiration episode, I talk about the non-permanence of our work, and how that empowers us to make faster decisions.
Mar 26, 2015
30: Dan Denney, Part One: Sending 1,000,000 HTML Emails for Code School and Memories from Front-End Design Conference
00:24:22
Dont forget, you can support the show by donating at https://developertea.com/donate. Dan Denney is a wealth of knowledge, and in today's episode, he's joined me to share some of that knowledge with you. Dan is an HTML email craftsman at Code School. On today's episode, we talk all about HTML email. Make sure you follow Dan on Twitter: @dandenney. Full show notes can be found at https://developertea.com
Mar 25, 2015
29: Listener Questions - Eric Asks How to Keep Up with Dev News, and When (and Why) Should I Get a Masters Degree
00:19:10
In this episode, I answer listener Eric's questions about how to keep up with the news, and when to get a masters degree. Further resources/links can be found at DeveloperTea.com!
Mar 23, 2015
28: Richard Schneeman, Part Two - How to Start Contributing to Open Source, and Testing Refrigerators
00:38:17
Richard Schneeman, Ruby developer at Heroku and awesome guy, joins me for the longest episode to date. Follow Richard on Twitter, @schneems! (Show notes can be found at https://DeveloperTea.com)
Mar 20, 2015
28: Richard Schneeman, Part One - How to Start Contributing to Open Source, and Testing Refrigerators
00:28:14
Richard Schneeman, Ruby developer at Heroku and awesome guy, joins me for the longest episode to date. Follow Richard on Twitter, @schneems! (Show notes can be found at https://DeveloperTea.com)
Mar 18, 2015
Inspiration Episode #4: Learning Like Children through Play
00:07:52
Children learn at an incredible rate. They also play significantly more than the average adult. Many studies have shown the importance of play for children in the learning process - so the question is, why don't we practice "play" as adults? "Episode 4: Learning about Learning": http://developertea.com/episodes/6530 Support Developer Tea: https://developertea.com/donate
Mar 17, 2015
27: Ensuring Professionalism - Rules I Practice
00:14:50
In this episode, I discuss some of my personal rules for maintaining a reputation of professionalism. Support Developer Tea: https://developertea.com/donate
Mar 16, 2015
26: To Generalize, or to Specialize, that is the Question... Part Two
00:10:34
Should you be a generalized programmer or a specialized programmer? Generalized programmers learn a wide range of languages and/or frameworks, while a specialized programmer becomes an expert in something very specific. There are pros and cons to both, and in this episode, we'll discuss both.
Mar 13, 2015
Inspiration Episode #3: The Day the Beatles Were Rejected
00:06:24
Unless you're extraordinarily lucky, you'll be rejected multiple times in your life. Whether in your personal or professional life, rejection is a normal part of life, even for the best of the best (like the Beatles). In this episode, I encourage you to move past your rejection.
Mar 12, 2015
26: To Generalize, or to Specialize, that is the Question... Part One
00:12:08
Should you be a generalized programmer or a specialized programmer? Generalized programmers learn a wide range of languages and/or frameworks, while a specialized programmer becomes an expert in something very specific. There are pros and cons to both, and in this episode, we'll discuss both.
Mar 11, 2015
25: "What Should I Build?" - 5 Tips for Better Idea Generation
00:14:50
In this episode, I answer a question I've received from many listeners: How do I come up with an idea for something to build? This question is somewhat complex, but we'll cover 5 basic tips for idea generation.
Mar 09, 2015
24: Scott Jehl on Responsible Responsive Design and Progressive Enhancement, Part Two
00:21:53
Scott Jehl is a designer and developer working at Filament Group. Scott is also an author and speaks regularly at conferences like An Event Apart. In this interview, Scott and I discuss progressive enhancement and his book, Responsible Responsive Design.
Mar 06, 2015
Inspiration Episode #2: Coding for Humans
00:03:38
Today, I talk about coding for humans in this special Inspiration episode. Remember, computers are only what you tell them to be!
Mar 05, 2015
24: Scott Jehl on Responsible Responsive Design and Progressive Enhancement, Part One
00:23:16
Scott Jehl is a designer and developer working at Filament Group. Scott is also an author and speaks regularly at conferences like An Event Apart. In this interview, Scott and I discuss progressive enhancement and his book, Responsible Responsive Design.
Mar 04, 2015
23: When to Adopt New Technology: A Simple Value-based Rubric
00:14:01
In today's episode, at the request of a listener I discuss the tradeoffs of choosing to adopt a new technology versus using what you already know, even when what you already know might not be the best tool for the job. Don't forget to subscribe to hear more Developer Tea!
Mar 02, 2015
22: Why Should Developers Build Their Own "Brand"?
00:19:48
In today's episode, I discuss why it's important to create a brand for yourself. Make sure you check out my interview with John Sonmez to hear more about building your own personal brand, and to participate in John's giveaway: https://www.developertea.com/episodes/7976
Feb 27, 2015
21: John Sonmez and the Top 1% Developers: Why You Should Create a Personal Site and Start Writing
00:25:30
On today's episode, John Sonmez joins me to talk a bit about his brand new book, Soft Skills (Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Skills-software-developers-manual/dp/1617292397), and about the importa